So there is no real complete version of a speech that Chief Seattle had made around 1854-56. Below are links to the important environmental speech's controversy. Please make sure that you might be able to decide what is the best version based on the historical records. Please choose a version after you researched some links and pair share your choice. Then work on the payback sheet. There are a few types of the speech in the National Archives that describe the actual historical problem. There are other link too. Research this to your best abilities and check your sources. Ultimately the speech speaks to an environmental philosophy that is to protect nature and be part of the earth as humans. If you remember the transcendentalists they were telling us the connections we could make through/from nature can make us feel more alive and connected humanity.