Hief Seattles 1854 Oration Part 1 and 2

1. Native Americans and Anglo-Europeans have different views on how life should be lived. Click the image above and read about these contrasts by reviewing a chart.
a. In a paragraph (six to 10 sentences) discuss how Indians and Anglo-Europeans differ in their concepts of:
Time
Age
Nature
Savings
Cooperation
Give specific examples from modern American society of the contrasts between Indians and Anglo-European views.
Chief Seattle Background

Chief Seattles 1854 Oration:

Chief Seattle Facts:

Chief Seattle was hereditary leader of the Suquamish Tribe.
Chief Seattle was born around 1786, and he died July 7, 1866.
Chief Seattle is remembered as being supportive of the early Anglo-European settlers.
The Suquamish are know to be very respectful of the land and the water.
They are said the understand the supportive relationships of the natural system.
The Suquamish inhabited the Puget Sound for thousands of years.
Seattle, Washington was named for Chief Seattle.

b. How have the views of Native Americans influenced modern society? How do your own views of time, age, nature, savings, cooperation compare with the views of Native Americans or Anglo-Europeans?
2. Click on the picture of Chief Seattle to read about the Chief: 
Chief Seattle was a hereditary leader of the Suquamish Tribe.
a. How does this tribe feel about the environment?
b. Where did the Suquamish live for thousands of years?
c. Where does the tribe live today?

3. Click on the picture of the Chief. Print out and read Seattles 1854 Oration: 

From: Seattle Sunday Star, October 29, 1987

Click here to read Chief Seattles speech (Click Chief Seattle on the left toolbar to find the speech.)

a. How does the speech represent the literary tradition of the tribe?
4. Use your printout of Chief Seattles 1854 Oration to answer the following analysis questions. Provide all of the required information in complete sentences. Where you are asked to give a citation, write the entire quotation.
Literary Terms
Cite the example of personification in the opening paragraph.
Identify a reference to nature in five paragraphs of the speech. After the example, identify it as personification, metaphor, simile or imagery. Be sure to give the paragraph number for easy reference.

Example 1:
Example 2:
Example 3:
Example 4:
Example 5:

In paragraph two, how does Chief Seattle vouch for his own credibility?
Chief Seattle claims shared responsibility for what problem in paragraph five?
In paragraph eight, he says: Revenge by young men is considered gain, even at the cost of their own lives, but old men who stay at home in times of war, and mothers who have sons to lose, know better.”

What do old men and mothers know that the young warriors do not?
Why does Chief Seattle not believe that the White manand the Red manshare a god?
What are the basic religious differences between the Anglo-Europeans and the Native Americans?
Chief Seattle says, Day and night cannot dwell together(paragraph 20). What is he referring to?
In paragraph 24, Chief Seattle says, “…for even the White Man whose God walked and talked with him as friend to friend….Who is the God who walked with man?
What is Chief Seattles final message in paragraph 30?
According to Chief Seattle, what is the relationship between man and nature?
According to Chief Seattle, what is the relationship between God and the White manas opposed to the relationship between God and the Red man”?
What does Chief Seattle predict for the White man”?
According to Chief Seattle, how do the Native Americans relationships with their dead differ from the Anglo-Europeans relationships with their dead?

In paragraph two, how does Chief Seattle vouch for his own credibility?

Chief Seattle claims shared responsibility for what problem in paragraph five?

In paragraph eight, he says: Revenge by young men is considered gain, even at the cost of their own lives, but old men who stay at home in times of war, and mothers who have sons to lose, know better.”

What do old men and mothers know that the young warriors do not?

Why does Chief Seattle not believe that the White manand the Red manshare a god?

What are the basic religious differences between the Anglo-Europeans and the Native Americans?

Chief Seattle says, Day and night cannot dwell together(paragraph 20). What is he referring to?

In paragraph 24, Chief Seattle says, “…for even the White Man whose God walked and talked with him as friend to friend….Who is the God who walked with man?

What is Chief Seattles final message in paragraph 30?

According to Chief Seattle, what is the relationship between man and nature?

According to Chief Seattle, what is the relationship between God and the White manas opposed to the relationship between God and the Red man”?

What does Chief Seattle predict for the White man”?

According to Chief Seattle, how do the Native Americans relationships with their dead differ from the Anglo-Europeans relationships with their dead?

07.07.03 HONORS Part 2 Creative Corner: Create an Oration

Chief Seattles speech was effective because he was passionate about his topic. Choose a topic that you are passionate about and create your own oration (speech). Like Chief Seattle, your speech should use figurative language and nature imagery. In creating your speech follow the guidelines below:

a. Choose a topic for the subject of a short speech. Create a three-paragraph speech (six to 10 sentences per paragraph) on this topic.
b. Review Chief Seattles use of figurative language (personification, metaphors, similes, and imagery) in his oration. Note that his figurative language revolves around nature. Use one example of figurative language in each paragraph of your three-paragraph speech. Just as Chief Seattle relied on nature in his use of figurative language, you should choose figurative language that focuses on nature.
c. Use details, illustrations, examples to support your argument and persuade your audience.
d. Demonstrate knowledge and sincerity regarding your topic.
e. After your speech is written, review your speech for the following: logic, order, evidence, and figurative language.
f. After your speech is written, create a short analysis section. In your analysis, explain how you used figurative language in your speech (cite the three examples). Explain the persuasive devices you used to convince your audience (illustrations, examples, tone, word choice). What mood did you hope to convey? How did you convey this mood?
g. Submit your speech and analysis in the assignment.