Brother Eagle, Sister Sky : A Message from Chief Seattle, Paperback Book

Brother Eagle, Sister Sky : A Message from Chief Seattle Paperback

3.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


Nearly 150 years ago, Chief Seattle, a respected and peaceful leader ofone of the Northwest Indian Nations, delivered a message to thegovernment in Washington who wanted to buy his people's land.

Hebelieved that all life on earth, and the earth itself, is sacred.A moving and compelling plea for an end to man's destruction of nature.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32 pages, Col.ill.
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9780140545142



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4starP. I don't think this book has characteristics of Radical Change, although it could be considered to introduce new perspectives.
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4Q 2PThis is a classic book but I think it seems a bit dated now and has almost a stereotypical view of American Indian culture. The tale is adapted from a supposed speech, but the illustrations, although very detailed and beautiful, are dating the book. I don't think that many children will pick this book out on their own, without parent or teacher encouragement.

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1Q 4PWhile the paintings by Susan Jeffers are quite beautiful there are too many issues and missteps within this book to warrant a high quality book review. Chief Seattle's "speech" is warped and manipulated to fit the purposes of Jeffers environmental stance and the blatant ignorance of specific tribes is rather offensive. I also found the last two pages especially disturbing for what they seem to suggest (white family remains, native americans are merely ghosts). However this book is popular even to this day and I have encountered people who still rave about it.