“This Earth is precious, and to harm the Earth is to heap contempt on its creator.
The whites too shall pass, perhaps sooner than all other tribes.
Continue to contaminate your bed, and you will one night suffocate in your own waste.”
“How can you buy or sell the Earth? Man does not weave the web of life: he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web he does to himself.”
“Should you continue on this path , it will be the end of living and the beginning of survival.
He went on to implore the new landlords over the land to Love the Earth.
“This we know. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.”
“Love the Earth as a newborn loves its mothers heartbeat.
“Preserve this land for your children.” “This Earth is precious”
Chief Seattle to President Franklin Pierce 1854