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Eli Gifford, author
In January of 1854, on the shores of the Puget Sound, Chief Seattle of the Suquamish Nation gave prophetic speech: "The whites too shall pass; perhaps sooner than all the other tribes. Continue to contaminate your bed and you will one night suffocate in your waste." Except he didn't say it. Professor Ted Perry did in 1971. Dr. Henry A. Smith claims he was present when Seattle spoke yet he waited thirty -three years to publish the speech and Seattle certainly did not speak the Victorian English found in Smith's version. The saga of manipulating Seattle's words for personal agendas began in 1887 with Smith and persist today.