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The Letter From Chief Seattle

January 2, 2021


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I know many friends of radio, press, television and defenders of mother nature, would appeal to those who have the famous letter of Chief Seattle. I personally received from Walter Periotto, Ambassador of the LBV, during his stay in the United States of America, that article about which many people already heard, but that still didn’t have the opportunity to make it known in its entirety. Published in the Jornal da LBV No. 35. Now, bring it to all meditate: who owns the sky, the brightness of the waters? Translation of the considered authentic text of the letter from Chief Seattle, who in 1855, responded to the proposal of the United States bought land from the Indians. The same is the UNEP, United Nations Environment Programme.

How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea makes no sense for us. If we do not own the freshness of the air or the water shine, how can love buying them?Any part of this land is sacred to my people. Any sheet of pine, any beach, shady forest mist, buzzer and bright insect, everything is Holy in the memory and experience of my people. The wise that runs through the interior of the trees carries with it the memories of man red skin. The dead of the white man forgotten land where they were born when they go to wander through the stars. Our dead never forget this wonderful Earth, because she is the mother of the man red skin. We are part of the Earth and she is part of us.

The perfumed flowers are our sisters, deer, loscaballos, the majestic Eagle, they are all our brothers. The peaks of the Rocky Mountains, the fragrance of forests, the vital energy of the pony, and man, all belong to a single family. Thus, when the great Chief of Washington sends US to say you want to buy our lands, it is asking much.