“In one of the many magical, epic moments in this enchanting book, Chief Seattle is depicted shouting regally from his canoe, “It is I, Seattle!
She has eight in her adopted family and one biological sister back in Russia, whom she rarely speaks to.
Nick, ever the detective, gets the feeling that Kristina’s family backstory is “a huge part of who she is.” Talk about emotional intelligence!
David Brewster, presently founder/director of Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, was, about two incarnations of his ago, the editor at the where David Buerge started publishing his writing on the 19th century world of the Duwamish and other tribal groups living here, and will moderate the evening.
“The man known to so many as Chief Seattle has deserved a proper biography for a long, long time.
He came to embrace white settlement and, following traditional native practice, encouraged intermarriage between native people and the settlers, offering his own daughter and granddaughters as brides, in the hopes that both peoples would prosper. He is an alum of the University of Washington and the Peace Corps.
Included in this account are the treaty signings that would remove the natives from their historic lands, the roles of such figures as Governor Isaac Stevens, Chiefs Leschi and Patkanim, the Battle at Seattle that threatened the existence of the settlement, and the controversial Chief Seattle speech that haunts to this day the city that bears his name. He has been researching the pre- and early history of the city of Seattle since the mid 1970s.(Sasquatch) stands to be a work of significance for this region, its history, its present, its future.This evening, author David Buerge will be joined by Duwamish Tribal Chair Cecile Hansen and native languages scholar Nile Thompson in discussing the research and story told in this long-awaited book.Buerge’s study is a valuable and erudite portrayal of this influential chief and the tumultuous times in which he led his people amidst the onslaught of manifest destiny.”—Booklist “A thorough history and enduring legacy of the Native American chief. Well, I hope you guys have a Corinne-sized glass of champagne for this episode, because it is bor-ing. (Gentle reminder that they celebrated her breasts’ birthday together, so she definitely opened something up enough.) Nine women are left in the game as this week takes them to a place known for its white sandy beaches and clear blue waters, a place that could not be more romantic, according to Nick." And here he is, at last, full of majesty, complexity, wisdom, and charisma.