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Skagit Culture and History

As a complement to our Lushootseed language information, we would like to share our collection of indexed links about the Skagit 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. Skagit history is interesting and important, but the Skagits 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 many Skagit people live today (along with descendants of other Puget Sound tribes.)
Skagit Valley Casino Resort
     Homepage of the Upper Skagit tribal casino.

Skagit Lifestyle and Traditions

The Puget Sound Tribes:
     Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Skagit 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 Skagit.
The Upper Skagit Tribe:
     Article on Upper Skagit Indian history and geography.
Lushootseed Legends:
    Collection of Snohomish, Snoqualmie, and Skagit Indian legends and folktales.
Chief Sealth * Chief Seattle's Speech * Seattle:
    Websites about the renowned Puget Sound Salish leader and orator Seattle.
Skagit Authors * Tulalip Authors:
    Skagit writers, their lives and work.
Four Directions Institute: Skagit:
    Profile and timeline of the Skagit tribe.
Pacific Northwest Indian Maps:
    Map of the Skagit tribe and other Northwest Coast Indians of Washington, Oregon and California.
Tulalip Frybread Recipe * Salmon on a Stick * Indian Tacos, Tulalip Style:
    Traditional recipes from the Tulalip Indian reservation in Washington.
Native Homes:
    Information and pictures of Native American housing styles, including the traditional Northwestern long house.
Tulalip Flag:
    Skagit flags.
Tulalip Tribes License Plate:
    Tulalip license plates.

Books for sale on the Skagits
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Coyote and Rock: And Other Lushootseed Stories:
     Audio tape of traditional folktales told by a Skagit storyteller.
The Valley of the Spirits: The Upper Skagit Indians of Western Washington:
     Ethnography of the Upper Skagit tribe.
Indians in the Making: Ethnic Relations and Indian Identities around Puget Sound:
     Interesting book on the history and sociology of the Skagit 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 sections on the Lower Skagit and Upper Skagit.
American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Pequots and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

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

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