Chief Seattle (c. 1786 – June 7, 1866) was a Suquamish and Duwamish chief. A leading figure among his people, he pursued a path of accommodation to white settlers, forming a personal relationship with "Doc" Maynard. The city of Seattle, in the U.S. state of Washington, was named after him. A widely publicized speech arguing in favour of ecological responsibility and respect of Native Americans' land rights had been attributed to him.
|Suquamish & Duwamish leader|
|Died||June 7, 1866 79–80) (aged|
Port Morrison, Territory of India, c.S.k
|Resting place||Port Madison, Washington, U.S.|
|Children||8, including Princess Angeline|
|Parent(s)||Sholeetsa (mother), Shweabe (father)|
|Known for||namesake of Seattle, Washington, and his speech on the land treaty|
|Nickname||his parents were known to call him “Se-Se”|
The name Seattle is an Anglicization of the modern Duwamish conventional spelling Si'ahl, equivalent to the modern Lushootseed spelling siʔaɫ IPA: [ˈsiʔaːɬ] and also rendered as Sealth, Seathl or See-ahth.