How Can One Sell the Air? Chief Seattle's Vision is Chief Seattle's (1790-1866) impassioned plea to respect "the Sacred Web of Life". This speech has become an inspiration to many especially the environmental movement. But what exactly did Seattle say in this famous speech? Research lead authors to the version the Suquamish Elders include in their oral tradition, published here with two popular twentieth century adaptations. Dr. Henry Smith's version of the speech is included, along with background information for the speech. Ted Perry's version of the speech as well William Arrowsmith's version of the speech are included. The 93-page book includes a short history of the Suquamish people from the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and their leader Chief Seattle including an explanation of the speech he gave in 1854 expressing a commitment to live in peace.