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˜Swinomish Culture and History

As a complement to our Lushootseed language information, we would like to share our collection of indexed links about the Swinomish 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. Swinomish history is interesting and important, but the Swinomish 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

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
     Homepage of the Swinomish tribe.
Swinomish Northern Lights Casino
     Homepage of the Swinomish tribal casino.

Swinomish Lifestyle and Traditions

The Puget Sound Tribes:
     Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Swinomish and other Puget Sound Indians.
Puget Sound Salish Legends:
    Collection of Snohomish, Snoqualmie, and Swinomish Indian legends and folktales.
Tulalip Authors:
    Swinomish and other 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.
Four Directions Institute: Swinomish Tribe:
    Profile and timeline of the Swinomish Indians.
Native Homes:
    Information and pictures of Native American lodge 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 Swinomish

The Swinomish Totem Pole:
     Book of Swinomish tribal legends and stories.
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 Swinomish and other Puget Sound Indian tribes.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about Swinomish people and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Swinomish * 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 Swinomish tribe and other Puget Sound Salish people in French.
Swinomish Tribe:
    Swinomish links.



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