Chief Seattle: His Life and Legacy Revealed

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Life of prominent Native American chronicled in detail for the first time in unique biography.

The life of a famous Native American is recalled by a woman who, as a young girl, learned about it from his own daughter in a biography that chronicles his lasting influence on the development of Washington State’s Puget Sound region in Chief Seattle: Man of Vision (published by AuthorHouse), the new historical nonfiction written by the late Florence Westover Bond.

When Bond was a young girl, Chief Seattle’s daughter, Princess Angeline, was an elderly woman who made a lasting impact on the child’s life by sharing details from her own life and that of her father, the prominent Native American chief who embraced and pursued a lifestyle that accommodated the white settlers coming to the Pacific Northwest.

Recollections of those conversations are combined with thorough research in this comprehensive, unparalleled new biography that covers Seattle’s entire life, 1780 – 1866. The lifestyle of his youth on The Whulge (what his tribe called Puget Sound) is brought to life in vivid detail and a new light is shed on an important time in Washington’s history.

As Seattle matured into a confident, articulate leader of his tribe, he defeated enemies to become the most powerful chief on The Whulge. Faced with the undeniable, growing reality of white migration, Chief Seattle would ultimately make a monumental decision that had a lasting impact on the American landscape: to keep the Whulge a part of the United States.

Concise and accessible, Chief Seattle illuminates the life of a man who made a notable impression that still affects today’s world, much of it recalled by his own daughter. History is kept alive and relevant in this new nonfiction that will appeal to history buffs and anyone interested in learning more about the memorable life of a forward-thinking leader.

About the Author
Florence Westover Bond was born in 1881 in Iowa and after her family moved to Washington Territory developed relationships with a number of Native Americans, one of whom was Chief Seattle’s daughter. An enchanting storyteller, Bond’s legacy lives on in her books. She is also the author of The End of the Trail.

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