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The criticism of modern society by Chief Seattle In the beginning of America formation people from all over the world rushed into this great nation They drove the American Indians who lived in this country for hundreds of years to the point of extinction In the process most of the American Indians were being killed or forced to move to the reservation lives and traditions of the American Indian were cease to exist Moreover the herds of buffaloes which once roaring in this nation were no longer there In the essay Letter To President Pierce 1855 by one of the greatest American Indian leaders Chief Seattle he expressed many criticisms about bad relationships between modern society and nature He claim that modern man does not think the land is precious but a too to use He claim that the modern man doesnt appreciate earth for modern man it is a thing to conquer to take for granted He claimed that all life on earth depend on each other one life fall others will fall too In my opinion I agree and believe all criticisms are relevant In the eyes of Chief Seattle modern man had taken the land from the earth and heavily cultivated until it became uninhabited Chief Seattle claimed that in the eyes of modern man the land is just something to conquer to take For he is a stranger who comes in the night and takes from the land whatever he needs The earth is not his brother but his enemy and when he has conquered it he moves on660 When you had conquered something you took it and you moved to another place to conquer Thus by using metaphor Chief Seattle implied that modern man came to America and took the land from earth as the earth is their enemy and use the land while is fertile and abandoned it when it is in poor condition I think this criticism
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