One thing we know, which the white man may one day discover – OUR GOD IS THE SAME GOD. You may think that you own him as you wish to own our land; but you cannot. He is the God of man, and his Compassion is equal for the red man and the white. This earth is precious to him, and harm to the earth is to heap contempt on its Creator….. So if we sell our land, love it as we’ve loved it. Care for it as we’ve cared for it. And with all your strength, with all your mind, with all your heart, preserve it for your children and love it…… as God loves us all.
Chief Seattle, 1854