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Native American Tribes of Washington
Welcome to our Washington State Facts section, part of an educational project
designed to provide information about indigenous people in different U.S. states.
Follow the links to the right of our tribal map for more information about the language, culture and history
of each Washington tribe, or scroll below the map for Washington Indian activities including a wordsearch,
fact sheets, and words from the Native American languages
of Washington. Feel free to print any of these materials out for classroom use!
American Indians in Washington
The original inhabitants of the area that is now Washington included:
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The Cayuse tribe|
The Chehalis tribe
The Chinook tribe
The Colville and Okanagan tribes
The Coeur d'Alene tribe
The Cowlitz tribe
The Kalispel and Spokane Salish
The Klallam tribe
The Kwalhioqua tribe
The Lummi and Samich tribes
The Makah tribe
The Nez Perce tribe
The Nooksack tribe
The Quileute, Hoh and Chemakum tribes
The Quinault tribe
The Skokomish tribe
The Thompson Salish tribe
The Umatilla tribe
The Walla Walla and Palouse tribes
The Wasco and Wishram
The Yakima tribe
The Puget Sound Salish tribes including the Puyallup, Snohomish,
Muckleshoot, Snoqualmie, Nisqually, Skagit, Suquamish, Squaxin, Swinomish, Stillaguamish, and Sauk-Suiattle tribes.
There are 29 federally recognized Indian tribes in Washington today.
Here are the addresses of Washington's Indian reservations:
PO Box 536
Oakville, WA 98568
Colville Confederated Tribes
PO Box 150
Nespelem, WA 99155
1055 9th Ave, Suite B
Longview, WA 98632
Elwha S'Klallam Tribe:
2851 Lower Elwha Rd
Port Angeles, WA 98362
HC 80, PO Box 917
Forks, WA 98331
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe:
1033 Old Blyn Hwy
Sequim, WA 98382
PO Box 39
Usk, WA 99180
2616 Kwina Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
Makah Indian Tribe:
PO Box 115
Neah Bay, WA 98357
39015 172nd St., SE
Auburn, WA 98002
Nisqually Indian Community:
4820 She-Na-Num Dr., SE
Olympia, WA 98503
PO Box 157
Deming, WA 98244
Port Gamble Indian Community (S'Klallam):
31912 Little Boston Rd., NE
Kingston, WA 98346
2002 East 28th St
Tacoma, WA 98404
PO Box 279
LaPush, WA 98350
PO Box 189
Taholah, WA 98587
PO Box 217
Anacortes, WA 98221
Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe:
5318 Chief Brown Lane
Darrington, WA 98241
Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe (Chinookan):
2373 Old Tokeland Rd
Tokeland, WA 98590
N. 80 Tribal Center Rd
Shelton, WA 98584
PO Box 280
Carnation, WA 98014
PO Box 100
Wellpinit, WA 99040
Squaxin Island Tribe:
SE 70 Squaxin Lane
Shelton, WA 98584
PO Box 277
Arlington, WA 98223
PO Box 498
Suquamish, WA 98392
Swinomish Indian Tribe:
PO Box 817
LaConner, WA 98257
Tulalip Tribes (Puget Sound Salish):
6700 Totem Beach Rd
Marysville, WA 98270
Upper Skagit Tribe:
2284 Community Plaza
Sedro Woolley, WA 98284
Yakama Indian Nation:
PO Box 151
Toppenish, WA 98948
Teaching and learning activities about Washington Indians:
Feel free to print these out for classroom use!
Washington Tribes Word Search: Printable puzzle hiding the names of Washington's Indian tribes.
Washington Language Greetings: Learn to say "hello" in several Native Washington languages.
Washington Native Animals: Learn the Native American names of Washington animals.
Washington Indian Facts for Kids:
Answers to frequently asked questions about the tribes of Washington.
We currently have pages for the Coeur d'Alene,
Recommended books about Washington Native Americans
(Our organization earns a commission from any book bought through these links)
Simple book introducing Washington's Native American history and culture to kids.
Encyclopedia of Washington Indians:
Thorough reference book about the Native American tribes of Washington.
Ethnic Relations and Indian Identities around Puget Sound :
Interesting book on Washington's Native Americans maintaining their culture.
Native Seattle: Histories from the Crossing-Over Place:
Book about Washington Native American history.
Northwest Coast Native Art of Western Washington:
Illustrated book of Washington Indian art.
Indian Legends of the Pacific Northwest:
Stories from the Native American tribes of coastal Washington and Oregon.
Other resources about American Indian history, culture and society in Washington state:
Washington Office of Indian Affairs:
Washington state government page with administrative information and a map of Washington reservation land.
Extensive profiles of the Washington Indian tribes including culture, history, and contacts.
American Indians of the Pacific Northwest:
Online exhibit of Northwest Coast Indian art and culture from the University of Washington.
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