Statue Of Chief Seattle Unveiled In Washington
On November 13, 1851 a group of Americans from Illinois landed at Alki Point jutting out into Puget Sound and started a settlement. The local chief was Seattle, a leader of the Duwamish tribe known as a warrior and a speaker. He traded goods with the Hudson Bay Company outpost near Olympia giving him early experience in dealing with whites. Throughout the Puget Sound wars against Native Americans, Seattle kept his people safe and out of the fight. The town respected him enough to give the city his name.