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When stories are told about the American Indian it is usually the Indians that are looked upon as the heathens They are portrayed as savages who spent most of their time raiding wagon trains and scalping the white settlers just for fun The media has lead us to believe that the American government was forced to take the land from these savage Indians We should put the blame where it belongs on the US Government who lied cheated and stole from the Indians forcing many Indian leaders to surrender not only their tribes but their nation in order to save the lives of their people Among the Indians of the Pacific Northwest perhaps the best known may be Chief Seattle Chief Seattle more correctly known as Seathl or Sealth was born sometime between 1786-1790 on Blake Island at the campsite of his ancestors Blake Island lies south and a little east of Bainbridge Island and west and a little south of Seattle Seattle was the son of Suquamish leader named Schweabe and a Duwamish woman named Scholitza He became Chief of the Suquamish Duwamish and allied Salish speaking tribes by proving his leadership qualities in a war that pitted his and other saltwater tribes against those of the Green and White Rivers 1 He was considered to be Duwamish since his mother was the daughter of a Duwamish chief and the line of descent passed matrilineally This was sometimes the case when fathers died while their sons were was still young and the mother would return to her tribe to raise the children The Duwamish lived on the Duwamish River and various islands across the Puget Sound Seattle was married twice his first wife Ladaila died after bearing one daughter Kiksomlo known as Angeline His second wife Oiahl had three daughters all of whom died young and two boys George and Seeanumpkin 2 In 1792 Captain George Vancouver anchored off Restoration Point on Bainbridge Island
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