From the May 1, 1989 issue of Electronic Engineering Times, OPINION page.

Chief Seattle, more properly spelled Seathl or Sealth, was born near present-day Seattle sometime between 1786 and 1790. He was chief of the Suquamish, Duwanish, and allied Salish-speaking tribes. In 1854, President Franklin Pierce offered to buy Amerindian lands in the Northwest and provide a reservation for Seattle’s people and the other tribes. The chief saw the fight against the whites as ultimately futile. He was the first to sign the Point Elliott Treaty in Spring of 1855 and the first to move his people to a reservation in Port Madison. Chief Seattle died there in 1866.

This moving statement of one people’s love for the environment and fear for its destruction is being published today by the editors of EE Time, EDN Magazine, and Electronic System Design. This cooperative effort is our way of showing that protecting the Earth transcends workaday business considerations and differences.

[Signed by]
David Wilson, Editor, ESD
Steve Weitzner, Editor, EE Times
Jon Titus, Editor, EDN