Seattle (b. Sealth)(?1788–1866) Suquamish/Duwamish chief; born near present-day Seattle, Wash. An active warrior as a youth, he later converted to Christianity and advocated peace with the whites. For this, the city of Seattle was named in his honor in 1852.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.