Native American Culture

The Kitsap Peninsula is home to two Native American Tribes: the Suquamish Tribe and the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe. A drive across the Hood Canal bridge takes you out to the Olympic Peninsula, home of the the Skokomish Tribe. Today all three tribes operate local enterprises and host tribal celebrations many that are open to the public view including the historic Canoe Journeys. The Suquamish Tribe hosts Chief Seattle Days on August 14-16 to commemorate Chief Seattle and celebrate tribal traditions. 

Chief Seattle

Chief Seattle

Chief Seattle was an ancestral leader of the Suquamish Tribe born in 1786 at the Old-Man-House village in Suquamish. Today you can visit the beautifully restored Chief Seattle grave site located steps from the Suquamish Museum where you can learn much more about this important Native American icon. 
Suquamish Tribe

Suquamish Tribe

The Suquamish Tribe, live on the 500 arce Port Madison Reservation located in the Suquamish/Indianola.  It is the ancient place on Agate Passage, the site of Old-Man-House village, the winter home of Chief Seattle and the heart of the Suquamish people. It is here - past, present and future - that the Suquamish people live on the land of our ancestors & our great-grandchildren. To learn more about this remarkable cultures, please visit the websites for the Suquamish Tribe and Suquamish Museum
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe

The Port Gamble S'Klallam reservation is located in Little Boston, between Kingston and Hansville. It consists of 1,340 acres held in trust by the Federal Government. There is no private land ownership on the reservation.

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