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Puget Sound Salish Culture and History

As a complement to our Lushootseed language information, we would like to share our collection of indexed links about the Puget Sound Salish people and various aspects of their society. In addition to the general links about Puget Sound Indian culture on this page, please see our specific pages on the Duwamish, Muckleshoot, Nisqually, Puyallup, Sahewamish, Sauk-Suiattle, Skagit, Skykomish, Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Squaxin, Stillaguamish, Suquamish, and Swinomish tribes.

The emphasis of these pages is on American Indians as a living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Salish history is interesting and important, but the Puget Sound tribes 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

Tulalip Tribes
     Homepage of the Tulalip reservation, where people from several different Puget Sound Salish bands live together today.
Official homepages of individual Puget Sound Salish nations, with information about tribal leadership, services, and events:
Suquamish Indian Nation
Duwamish Tribe
Nisqually Indian Tribe
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
Snohomish Tribe
Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe
Puyallup Tribe of Indians
Snoqualmie Indian Tribe

Puyallup Tribal Health Authority:
     Homepage of Pierce County's Native American health care provider.
Muckleshoot College * Muckleshoot Tribal School * Chief Leschi Schools:
     Homepages of Puget Sound tribal schools.
Puyallup Tribal News:
     An online newsletter by and for the Puyallup Indian community.
Swinomish Northern Lights Casino * Skagit Valley Casino Resort * Muckleshoot Casino * Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort:
    Homepages of Puget Sound tribal casinos.

Maps of Puget Salish Lands

Coast Salish Villages of Puget Sound:
     Detailed maps of the Indian tribes, bands, and individual settlements of Puget Sound in the early 1800's.
Pacific Northwest Indian Maps:
    Map of the Puget Sound tribes and other Northwest Coast Indians of Washington, Oregon and California.

Puget Sound Salish Lifestyle and Traditions

The Puget Sound Tribes:
     Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Puget Sound Indians.
Native Americans of Puget Sound:
     Historical overview of the Puget Sound Salish tribes, with photographs.
Lushootseed Legends:
    Collection of Snohomish, Snoqualmie, and Skagit Indian legends and folktales.
Sauk-Suiattle Authors * Skagit Authors * Squaxin Island Authors * Suquamish Authors * Tulalip Authors:
    Puget Sound writers, their lives and work.
Chief Sealth * Chief Seattle's Speech * Seattle:
    Websites about the renowned Puget Sound Salish leader and orator Seattle.
Canoeing Cultures: Coast Salish:
    Puget Sound and other Coast Salish canoe-building and traditional culture.
Native Homes:
    Information and pictures of Native American lodge styles, including the traditional Northwestern longhouse.
Tulalip Frybread Recipe * Salmon on a Stick * Puget Sound Seafood Hot Pot * Indian Tacos, Tulalip Style:
    Traditional Puget Sound Salish food recipes.
Tulalip Tribe Flag * Puyallup Nation Flag * Squaxin Island Tribe Flag:
    Flags of Puget Sound Native American tribes.
Four Directions Institute: Muckleshoot Tribe * Four Directions Institute: Nisqually Tribe * Four Directions Institute: Snoqualmie Tribe:
    Profiles and timelines of the Puget Sound Salish tribes.

Books for sale on the Puget Sound Salish Tribes
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Indians in the Making: Ethnic Relations and Indian Identities around Puget Sound:
     Interesting book on the history and sociology of the Puget Sound Indian tribes.
Coyote and Rock: And Other Lushootseed Stories
     Audio tape of traditional folktales told by a Puget Sound Salish storyteller.
Esther Ross, Stillaguamish Champion
     Fascinating biography of a female chief of the Stillaguamish tribe.
The Snohomish Tribe of Indians: Our Heritage, Our People
     Illustrated history of the Snohomish tribe.
Nisqually Indian Tribe
     History of the Nisqually people written by a Nisqually Indian author.
American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Puget Sound tribes and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Los Salish:
Information about the Puget Sound and Coast Salish tribes in Spanish.

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