Excerpts from Chief Seattle's Peace Treaty Statement
By Dave Wood
Pomoma, Australia: D.J. Harwood and Assoc Press, 1990. Edition of 200.
6 x 2"; 38 unnumbered pages. Concertina style book. Printed on archival 195 gsm rag paper with archival pigment inks. Pages creased and folded by hand. Artwork hand finished with gold foil and schlag. Bound in Australian wood with 4.5" wide paper band closure.
This is the editioned work of the original one-of-a-kind of the same title.
In 1854 the "Great White Chief" in Washington made an offer for a large area of Indianland and promised a reservation for the Indian People. Chief Seattle (1786 - 1866) counseled for peace. This bookwork contains excerpts from Seattle's speech regarding the treaty that would have the Indian lands controlled by the government.
Prospectus: "This is a wonderful sampler of Dave Wood's unique style and versatility of lettering and was one of three handmade books he completed in 1990 to gain his Fellowship to the Society of Scribes & Illuminators in London."
One thing we know
which white man
may one day discover