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Wichita in Sedgwick County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

1854 Treaty Oration Excerpt

Chief Seattle of the Suquamish

 

—American Indian Trail Walk Path —

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
1. American Indian Trail Marker
Inscription.

When the last red man has vanished from the earth, and his memory is only the shadow of a cloud moving across the prairie, these shores and forests will still hold the spirit of my People, for they love the earth as a newborn loves its mother's heartbeat. So if we sell our land, love it as we have loved it, care for it as we have cared for it, hold it in your mind, with all your heart, preserve it for your children and love it - as God loves us all.

Chief Seattle of the Suquamish
1854

For more information on other great American Indians visit www.theindiancenter.org
 
Erected by City of Wichita and Sunflower Title.
 
Location. 37° 41.549′ N, 97° 21.002′ W. Marker is in Wichita, Kansas, in Sedgwick County. Touch for map. Marker is along the Arkansas River Path, halfway between the Central Avenue Bridge and the pedestrian bridge leading to Keeper of the Plains, and about 400 feet ENE of the Mid-America All-Indian Center. Marker is in this post office area: Wichita KS 67202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chiefs (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ceremonial Pipes (about 300 feet away); Eagles
American Indian Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
2. American Indian Trail Marker
Looking southeast along the Arkansas River Path, with Keeper of the Plains at far right
(about 300 feet away); Way of the Horse (about 300 feet away); Tipis (about 300 feet away); Dream Animals (about 300 feet away); Ceremony (about 400 feet away); Warriors (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wichita.
 
Also see . . .
1. Chief Seattle's 1854 Treaty Oration. (Submitted on June 24, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Wichita Walking Trails Overview Map. (Submitted on June 24, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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