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Originally an IMAX film shown at Expo '74, the Spokane World's Fair. 'The quote, "The Earth does not belong to Man, Man belongs to the Earth" (attributed to Chief Seattle) was written in large letters on the outside wall.

Produced by Roman Kroitor and Graeme Ferguson of Imax Corporation for the U.S. Pavilion, Expo '74, Spokane

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Good ol' Chief Seattle. Both he and his daughter were already sort of legends at the 1909 Exposition in Seattle.

Here is the Chief and his daughter Angelina, as she looked when she appeared at the 1909 Expo.

Both of these are official Expo postcards published by the licensed postcard concessionaire, Portland Postcard Co.

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The quote attributed to Chief Seattle is admirable in good intentions, but I subscribe to a slightly different philosphy about the relationship between Earth and Man.

26 Then God said, "Let us make human beings in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."

27 So God created human beings in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

28 God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground."

29 Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it.

Genesis Chapter 1.

So it would appear if God didn't quite give the Earth to humans, the gift seems to have covered every form of organic life that is on the earth.....

I wonder what the Chief would have to say about the casino monopolies? Times sure have changed for the natives since the turn of the 20th Century, huh?

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The slogan was on a wall just inside the entrance, and could be seen from the outside and inside due to the large opening into the pavilion. Here's a view from the inside:

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