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Native Americans

The greater Kitsap Peninsula is home to three Native American Tribes; the Suquamish, the Port Gamble S'Kallam, and the Skokomish.

New Chief Seattle Grave site in Suquamish
The Port Madison reservation, home of the Suquamish Tribe, is approximately 500 acres and located in the Suquamish/Indianola area with a patchwork of lands held in trust by the Federal Government for individuals, families, and/or the Tribal Government and fee lands owned by Indians and non-Indians.

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.

The Skokomish reservation, 5,000 acres, is located at the southern end of the Peninsula, on Hood Canal, near Union and on the Olympic Peninsula.

Today all three tribes operate casinos and other local enterprises, including seafood processing, fish hatcheries, fireworks stands, gas station/convenience stores and more.

Many of the local tribal celebrations are open to the public to participate or watch including Chief Seattle Days, the third weekend of August in Suquamish. Check our Calendar of Events, or the tribal web pages for more information.

Click here to shop for books on Native Americans in the Puget Sound Region.



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Suquamish

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Suquamish Museum
6861 NE South Street
PO Box 498
Suquamish, WA 98392
360.394.8499
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The new Suquamish Museum facility, designed by Seattle based Mithun Architects, opened in September 2012.  From the moment you walk between the welcoming posts, the path through the new exhibit, Ancient Shores – Changing Tides will engage your senses.  Movement, textures, a forest-inspired environment and the symbolic movement of the tide will touch the imagination.  The objects owned by the Suquamish Museum, many never before exhibited, and those on loan from Suquamish families and other museums, will engage visitors to learn about the lives and culture of the Suquamish and Coast Salish Tribes.  Also, visit the site of the traditional Suquamish winter village site on Agate Passage at, Old Man House Park, and stop by the gravesite of a famous Suquamish leader Sealth, better by his anglicized name, Seattle, known and celebrated throughout the world for his wisdom during a time of great change for his people.
Silverdale

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Clear Creek Saq'ad Interpretive Center
9641 Levin RD
Off Bucklin Hill Rd and Levin RD
Silverdale, WA 98383
360.692.0929
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The Clear Creek Interpretive Center, located off Bucklin Hill Road and Levin Road in Silverdale, hosts educational and cultural programs. For young children and families make a date for Discovery Play Days in the spring and summer. Naturalists lead guided walks along Clear Creek Trail, through nearshore, estuary, wetland, and woodland habitats. The "big red barn" also features exhibits, occasional speakers, and special events. Don't miss their "Salmon Art Contest" each fall.
Suquamish

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St Peter's Mission Cemetery
910 South Street
Suquamish, WA 98392
360.598.3311
Downtown Suquamish, behind St. Peter's Mission. Seattle's namesake, Chief Noah Sealth (Chief Seattle), is buried beneath a tall stone monument topped by a pair of black canoes. Leader of the Suquamish and Duwamish, Chief Sealth converted to Catholicism late in his life. He died in 1866. The active cemetery contains the remains of tribal members, their spouses, and military veterans (regardless of race).
Suquamish

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Port Madison Reservation
Sandy Hook RD
Suquamish, WA 98392
360.598.3311
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The Port Madison Indian Reservation is home to the Suquamish people, a fishing tribe whose leader was Chief Seattle, after whom the city of Seattle took its name.
Kingston

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Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe
31912 Little Boston RD NE
Kingston, WA 98346
360.297.2646
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The Port Gamble S'Klallam Reservation is located at the northern end of the Kitsap Peninsula. It is situated on Port Gamble Bay, for generations an important natural resource for Native Americans.
Little Boston

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Little Boston Cemetery
360.297.2646
North on Hwy 307, turn onto Hansville Rd (Hwy 104) to Little Boston RD, past Tribal council Bldg. on left.
All Kitsap Peninsula

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9481 Silverdale WAY
Suite 281
Silverdale, WA 98383
800.337.0580
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If you're not finding what you need on our website, give us a call, write, or e-mail and we will be happy to help! The Kitsap Peninsula Visitor & Convention Bureau is waiting to hear from you.
Suquamish

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Chief Sealth's Grave
7076 NE South ST
Behind St. Peters Mission
Suquamish, WA 98392
Seattle was named for Suquamish Chief Sealth, who came to be known as Chief Seattle. The grave site is located in the town of Suquamish, and overlooks Puget Sound. This memorial was renovated and rededicated on Veterans Day, 2010.
Poulsbo "Little Norway"

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The Eagle's Nest
18928 B Front ST
PO Box 1865
Poulsbo, WA 98370
360.779.7181
877.779.7181
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A Native American and First Nations gallery, gift shop, and online retailer. Handcrafted and artist designed gifts from Coast Salish, Haida, Cowichan, Athabascan, Navajo, and Lakota artists.
Bremerton

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Phinney Bay (Jackson) Indian Cemetery
T24N R1E Section 10
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