150th Anniversary of the death of Chief Seattle

Chief SeattleChief Seattle .. he is buried across the Sound.

This statue of the Chief sits in Downtown Seattle, under the monorail. Four roads intersect around the tiny plot of concrete and grass beneath the statue. Cars and trucks spew fumes and only a daring pedestrian would try to cross the street to look closely at the statue.
Birds roost on the statue and drop bird poop. Sometimes the city cleans the poop.
Cecile A. Hansen, Chair of the Duwamish Tribe, has suggested the statue at least be kept clean. That’s is not enough. It ought to be moved to a place of honor … either as a central part of the new waterfront or, my preference, atop a hill on the grounds of Seattle Center.
June 7, 1866, anniversary of Chief Seattle’s Death

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