Homage to Sacajawea

Our dead never forget
this beautiful world
that gave them being.
They still love its verdant valleys,
its murmuring rivers,
its magnificent mountains,
sequestered vales and
verdant lined lakes and bays,
and ever yearn in tender fond affection
over the lonely hearted living,
and often return
from the happy hunting ground
to visit, guide, console, and comfort them.”
–Chief Seattle (Suquamish)