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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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Chief Seattle/Suquamish Tribe Tour
Kitsap is the home of the Suquamish tribe and ancestral home of Chief Seattle (or Sealth), namesake of the city of Seattle.† An easy day trip will take you on a historical journey to see and appreciate the area Chief Seattle chose to live.
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Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort
15347 Suquamish WAY NE
Suquamish, WA 98392
360.598.8700
800.375.6073
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Gaming tables, hand-held blackjack and a 5,000 square foot entertainment lounge featuring Vegas-style acts. Four dining options. Eat, drink & dance your night away while enjoying our live entertainment. Beautiful resort hotel on the water.

Enjoy great golf at our award-winning Whitehorse Golf Course. Click here for information about special packages and promotions.
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Suquamish Tribe
PO Box 498
Suquamish, WA 98392-0490
360.598.3311
360.394.8401
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. In August the Suquamish Tribe hosts CHIEF SEATTLE DAYS, an annual celebration of Chief Seattle. with a memorial service at Chief Seattle's grave, a salmon bake, arts and crafts, traditional dances, canoe races, and a parade.
Blake Island

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Blake Is. State Park
360.731.8330
This beautiful 475-acre island camping park, with five miles of saltwater beach shoreline, is only reachable by private boat or tour boats. Kitsap Harbor Tours, departs from Port Orchard and Argosy Cruises, departs from Seattle, to take visitors to the Island and Tillicum Village to enjoy a unique Northwest Indian dining and cultural experience. 
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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).
Little Boston

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Little Boston Hatchery
31974 Little Boston RD NE
Kingston, WA 98346
The Little Boston Hatchery fall chum salmon hatchery is located at the mouth of Little Boston Creek on Port Gamble Bay and is operated by the Port Gamble SíKlallam Tribe.
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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.
Union

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Skokomish Tribe
80 North Tribal Center RD
Skokomish Nation, WA 98584
360.426.4232
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What is now known as the Skokomish Tribe actually was primarily composed of Twana Indians, a Salishan people whose aboriginal territory encompassed the Hood Canal drainage basin in western Washington State. Located west of Union along Hood Canal on the Olympic Peninsula, the Skokomish reservation is 5,000 acres.
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.
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