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Duwamish Culture and History

As a complement to our Duwamish language information, we would like to share our collection of indexed links about the Duwamish people and various aspects of their society. The emphasis of these pages is on American Indians as a living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Duwamish history is interesting and important, but the Duwamish Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern authors as well as traditional folklore, contemporary artwork as well as museum pieces, and the issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Duwamish Tribe
     Homepage of the Duwamish Indian nation.
Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
     The Duwamish tribal museum and educational center.

Duwamish Lifestyle and Traditions

The Puget Sound Tribes:
     Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Duwamish tribe and other Puget Sound Indians.
Coast Salish Villages of Puget Sound:
     Detailed maps of the Indian tribes and bands of Puget Sound in the early 1800's, including the Duwamish.
Duwamish Indian Tribe History:
    Historical overview of the Duwamish tribe.
Puget Sound Salish Legends:
    Collection of Skagit, Snoqualmie, and Duwamish Indian legends and folktales.
Chief Sealth * Chief Seattle's Speech * Seattle:
    Websites about the renowned Suquamish/Duwamish chief and orator Seattle.
Four Directions Institute: Duwamish:
    Profile and timeline of the Duwamish tribe.
Native Homes:
    Information and pictures of Native American housing styles, including the traditional Northwestern long house.
Tulalip Frybread Recipe * Salmon on a Stick * Indian Tacos, Tulalip Style:
    Traditional recipes from the Tulalip Indian reservation in Washington.

Books for sale on the Duwamish

Chief Seattle: Man of Vision * The World of Chief Seattle:
    Biographies of the Suquamish-Duwamish Chief Seattle.
Coyote and Rock: And Other Lushootseed Stories
     Audio tape of traditional folktales told by a Lushootseed Salish storyteller.
Indians in the Making: Ethnic Relations and Indian Identities around Puget Sound:
     Interesting book on the history and sociology of the Duwamish and other Puget Sound Indian tribes.
Native American Book List:
    Evolving list of books about Duwamish people and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Wikipedia: Duwamish:
  Encyclopedia articles about the Duwamish Indians.
  Les frontières ethniques du Puget Sound * Tribu Duwamish * Famille des langues salish:
  Information about the Duwamish tribe and other Puget Sound Salish people in French.
  Duwamish Tribe:
  Duwamish links.



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