Your God is not our God! Your God loves your people and hates mine! He folds his strong protecting arms lovingly about the paleface and leads him by the hand as a father leads an infant son.
– Chief Seattle
Speech in 1854, during land treaty negotiations with Governor Isaac Stevens. Reported in Seattle Sunday Star in 1887. It appeared in column by Dr. Henry A. Smith, who heard and translated words of chief of the Duwamish and Suquamish tribes.