• Creator
  • Sammis, E.M.
  • Created Date
  • 1864
  • Description
  • Sealth, known to settlers as Chief Seattle, became the leader of the Suquamish and Duwamish people sometime around 1810. When settlers started moving to the Elliott Bay area in the 1850s, Chief Sealth stayed friendly to the newcomers and urged his people to do the same. The city of Seattle was named for the chief, but it is said that he felt uneasy about his name being used in this way.This 1864 portrait of Chief Seattle was made by early Seat... more
    Sealth, known to settlers as Chief Seattle, became the leader of the Suquamish and Duwamish people sometime around 1810. When settlers started moving to the Elliott Bay area in the 1850s, Chief Sealth stayed friendly to the newcomers and urged his people to do the same. The city of Seattle was named for the chief, but it is said that he felt uneasy about his name being used in this way.This 1864 portrait of Chief Seattle was made by early Seattle photographer E.M. Sammis. It is the only known photograph of the chief and has been reprinted in several different retouched versions. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned from original photograph using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 24-bit RGB color, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4
  • Rights
  • Museum of History & Industry, Seattle