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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 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

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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.
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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.
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Treez, Inc
360.649.8465
Jim Trainer is a local treasure of information about our natural environment and wildlife habitat. He conducts tours to view bear, habitat, champion trees and other wonders of nature. Jim also conducts tours for many local organizations and school districts. Please email Jim to learn more about his tour schedule and be sure to visit his website for a wealth of information about trees and creatures.
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.
Blake Island

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Blake Island 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 via tour boats. Kitsap Harbor Tours, which departs from Port Orchard, and Argosy Cruises, departing from Seattle, take visitors to Blake Island and to the famous, Tillicum Village to enjoy a unique Northwest Indian dining and cultural experience. The journey includes traditionally prepared Native American salmon cooked over open fires and a presentation Native American dancing and songs.
Suquamish

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Suquamish Historical Tour
Suquamish (Port Madison Indian Reservation) Historical Tour. This tour can be a relaxing day, or easily extended to two or more days if you want to explore more of the peninsula.
Kingston

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The Point Casino
7989 NE Salish LN
Kingston, WA 98346
360.297.0070
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Offering the loosest and latest slots, Vegas style table games and great food at a great price. The friendliest localsí casino on the Peninsula. The Point Casino is offering free ferry and taxi fares for visitors from across the water. See site for details. Friday and Saturday nights feature special entertainment: Live music, DJ's and Karaoke, see site for schedule and plan your next evening out! Open 24 hours with special entertainment every month!
Suquamish

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Chief Seattle
Chief Seattle, a hereditary leader of the Suquamish Tribe. . .
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9481 Silverdale WAY
Suite 281
Silverdale, WA 98383
800.337.0580
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