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A small statue

We visited Pioneer Square on a walking tour and saw the statue. The guide told us about Chief Seattle and what he did and all he got was this small statue.

Reviewed 1 August 2015
Otley West Yorkshire
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Otley West Yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

We visited Pioneer Square on a walking tour and saw the statue. The guide told us about Chief Seattle and what he did and all he got was this small statue.

1 Thank bryan61
Boulder, Colorado
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909 reviews
483 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Ok, it's a cool statue, it's the idea that sucks. "Honor" the indigenous with a little staue after you break all the treaties, take all the land and relocate the people to a place that does not sustain life, (called a reservation), take their children away and forbid them to speak their own language, then sometime in the future, when... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2015 via mobile

For a statue of the man our city is named for, it really isn't that impressive. The statue is not that large and there is lots of trash strewn about. If you're on your way to the Space Needle stop by, but don't make a trip just to see the statue.

1 Thank Veronica S
Miami, Florida
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

Don't make a special trip, but if you are in the area, nice photo op. Other interesting sites within walking distance

1 Thank littlerOse0906
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831 reviews
343 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 431 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2013

While you're at Pioneer Square worth a look. But don't go out of you're way. It is nice that the title character of Seattle has got a little recognition.

1 Thank TransplantedBuckeye
tieton wa
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63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Could do a better job about the history and keep it a little cleaner. maybe I miss something I was in a rush.

1 Thank BSNRN
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2013

Chief Sealth (aka Chief Seattle) was someone who is still worth remembering today. He was very forward-looking, perhaps envisioning the future environmental movement. There are a number of excellent likenesses of him around the city. Explore, ask, and look for them.

Thank BuzzinBlair
New York City, New York
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109 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2013

This can be found close by to the Underground Tour in Pioneer Square. Other than his bust, and brief mentions in guidebooks that the city was named after this First Nations leader, there's practically nothing here that would show a tourist/ non local how he played a part in the founding of the city. Perhaps the City Tourism Office should... More 

1 Thank Nurikabe_12
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53 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2013

That the city fathers back in the day decided to pay tribute to Sealth, of the Duwamish and Suquamish Tribes, was a credit to those settlers who well understood and appreciated all of the considerable help, assistance, and kindness this Native leader showed them...eh, nevermind that Sealth didn't want the city named after him or that he and his people... More 

Thank Writetrak
Kingston, Washington
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2013

The Suquamish tribe has a vibrant history, and the town of Suquamish is the location of Chief Sealth's Grave and Totem. The totem used to be in the center of town, and another was located just across the Agate Pass bridge where Bainbridge Island connects with the Kitsap Penninsula. Now removed, the Suquamish Indians have their own Casino near that... More 

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