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Seattle, Chief Syllabification: Se·at·tle, Chief
Pronunciation: /sēˈatl/
(also Seatlh)

Definition of Seattle, Chief in English:

( 1786–1866), Native American leader of the Suquamish and Duwamish tribes. He signed the Treaty of Port Elliott in 1855, guaranteeing a reservation for his people in what became the state of Washington. The city of Seattle is named for him.

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