What befalls the earth, befalls all the sons and daughters of the earth.
Source: Perry, Ted. Home. A movie script produced by the Southern Baptist Radio and Television Commission. (1972) in Rudolf Kaiser, “Chief Seattle’s Speech(es): American Origins and European Reception.” in Swann, Brian; Arnold Krupat; eds. Recovering the Word: Essays on Native American Literature. (Berkeley: University of California Press) 1987, p. 528.
Source Notes: This quote is often misattributed to Si’ahl, Chief of the Dkhw’Duw’Absh (Duwamish) Tribe, more commonly known as Chief Seattle. Whilst it is true that Chief Seattle gave a speech in 1854, there is no extant record of the speech in existence from the time. The earliest transcript of that speech did not appear until 1887. The content of the script is partly disputed both now and at the time.
This quote originates from a script written by Ted Perry for the 1972 movie Home regarding ecology, wherein Perry probably appropriated Chief Seattle to boost the legitimacy and authenticity of the script for the movie.