Re: QOTD - Chief Sealth
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 96 12:57:09 -0800
Subject: Re: QOTD - Chief Sealth
One of the cool things about Fun_People is the range of backgrounds, as
well as the breadth and depth of knowledge, accessible through it/them. For
example, within moments of sending out the Chief Sealth quote (yes, he's aka
Chief Seattle) I was challenged by one Fun_Person: "Weren't those cool Chief
Sealth quotes actually written by some white man?" And shortly thereafter I
received this note from Fun_Person Keith Bostic:
> What I've heard (and I think read, but I can't recall a source) was that
> they were written by Forrest Carter (the same guy that wrote "The
> Education of Little Tree," which was a serious feel-good book, as they
> say). He was a bit of a racist and apparently wrote it for the bucks.
> Of course, I may be merging random information, here, I can't recall
> the details.
> I'm fairly sure that the quote was faked, though.
Which is a shame, since the sentiments are so, er, noble...
Peter Langston - firstname.lastname@example.org - Seattle, WA - http://www.empire.net/~psl/
© 1996 Peter Langston