Chief Seattle Statue

Seattle, Washington

Tilikum Place, 5th Ave @ Denny Way

The city of Seattle was named after Chief Seattle/Sealth of the Duwamish people. He fostered good relations with the white settlers and became close friends with David S. "Doc" Maynard, convincing him to settle in what is now Seattle.

A statue of Chief Seattle created by sculptor James Wehn was installed at Tilikum Place in 1912. At the base of the statue is a 1908 plaque which reads, "Seattle, Chief of the SuQuamish. A firm friend of the whites. For him the city of Seattle was named by its founders."


Chief Seattle statue

Chief Seattle Statue (Z12A0020)


Chief Seattle statue

Chief Seattle Statue (Z12A0021)

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