The Steilacoom Indians are a small Salishan tribe of Washington State, relatives of the
They have also been known as the Stillacum, Shilacum, or Steilacoomamish.
Some Steilacoom descendants live together with other Washington Coast tribes on the
Tulalip reservation, but other Steilacoom people maintain
a tribal community of their own and have been seeking government recognition as a distinct tribe.
The Steilacoom were speakers of a
Lushootseed Salish dialect.
The Steilacoom dialect is no longer spoken today, but some young people have been working to learn
the Salish language again.