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Nisqually Culture and History

As a complement to our Whulshootseed language information, we would like to share our collection of indexed links about the Nisqually 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. Nisqually history is interesting and important, but the Nisquallys 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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Tribal and Community Links

Nisqually Indian Tribe
     Homepage of the Nisqually nation.

Nisqually Lifestyle and Traditions

The Puget Sound Tribes:
     Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Nisqually 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 Nisqually.
Pacific Northwest Indian Maps:
    Map of the Nisqually tribe and other Northwest Coast Indians of Washington, Oregon and California.
Nisqually Indian Tribe:
     Historical overview of the Nisqually tribe.
Puget Sound Salish Indian Legends:
    Collection of Snohomish, Skagit, and Nisqually Indian legends and folktales.
Chief Leschi * Nisqually Chief Acquitted * Nisqually Chief Leschi:
    Articles about the 19th-century Nisqually chief Leschi and his execution for a crime he was posthumously cleared of.
Chief Sealth * Chief Seattle's Speech * Seattle:
    Biographies of the renowned Puget Sound Salish leader and orator Seattle.
Four Directions Institute: Nisqually:
    Profile and timeline of the Nisqually tribe.
Tulalip Authors:
    Nisqually and other Puget Sound writers, their lives and work.
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 Nisquallys
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Nisqually Indian Tribe
     Illustrated history of the Nisqually people.
Where the Waters Begin: The Traditional Nisqually Indian History of Mount Rainier
     Book by a Nisqually Indian author on her tribe's relationship with Mount Ranier.
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 Nisqually and other Puget Sound Indian tribes.
A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest:
    Book on the history of the Northwest Coast tribes, including a section on the Nisqually.
Native American Indian Book List:
    Evolving list of books about Nisquallys and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Nisqually * Upper Skagit * Lower Skagit:
    Encyclopedia articles about the Nisqually Indians.
  Les frontières ethniques du Puget Sound * Salish de la côte * Famille des langues salish:
  Information about the Nisqually tribe and other Puget Sound Salish people in French.
Nisqually Tribe:
    Nisqually links.

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