"You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of our grandfathers. So that they will
respect the land, tell your children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin. Teach your children that the earth is
our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon
This we know, the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. This we know. All things are connected
like the blood which unites one family. All things are connected."
Attr. to Chief Seattle (ca. 1854), written 1979 by Ted Perry