Suquamish & Suquamish Tribe

Suquamish Drum & CanoeThe Suquamish are a Lushootseed-speaking people (Puget Salish) who traditionally lived along the Kitsap Peninsula, including Bainbridge and Blake islands, across Puget Sound from present-day Seattle. Today, Suquamish Tribal members live on the Port Madison Indian Reservation in the reservation towns of Suquamish and Indianola. 

The Suquamish people have lived along the shores of the Kitsap Peninsula for more than 10,000 years. Their name comes from the word for "clear salt water." The Suquamish ancestors thrived by harvesting salmon and clams. Their robust culture is rich with art, dance, song, ceremony and ritual and continues to be a major contribution to Kitsap culture and diversity. For information, read our blog or visit the Suquamish Museum and Suquamish Tribe websites. 

Suquamish Museum

Suquamish Museum

The beautiful Suquamish Museum and Cultural Center are located just up the hill from the Old Man House village site, Suquamish Memorial and the restored Chief Seattle gravesite. Set in a natural landscape of native plants, the 9,000-square-foot space reflects the traditional Big House architecture of the Coast Salish and houses the tribe's collections of artifacts, photographs and manuscripts. The public areas offer permanent and temporary exhibition spaces, research space, education rooms and a museum store. Click for information about visiting and events.

Chief Seattle

Chief Seattle

Learn more about Chief Seattle, an integral part of this region's history.

Native Inhabitants

Native Inhabitants

For thousands of years before European exploration charted the waters of Puget Sound, several large communities of native people inhabited this area. Learn more here.

Chief Seattle Days

Chief Seattle Days

A three-day public festival established in 1911 to honor Chief Seattle, the famous leader of the Suquamish for whom the city of Seattle is named. Many of the same activities from the 1911 celebration are featured today, including the traditional salmon bake, canoe races, baseball tournaments, drumming and dancing, and a memorial service for Chief Seattle at his gravesite in Suquamish. These include a Coastal Jam, Powwow, Fun Run, craft and food vendors and the Chief Seattle Days Youth Royalty Pageant. Click here for more information.
Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort

Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort

The only waterfront casino property in Puget Sound, Clearwater Casino Resort is nestled on the shores of the Agate Passage. Indoors and out, the breathtaking property captures the rustic natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. The resort’s 85 guest rooms and suites offer spectacular water views and flank a soaring Great Room with amid museum-quality works of art. The newly opened Hotel Tower features 98 spectacular rooms and a 10,000-square-foot conference center for hosting meetings and events. Guest accommodations also are offered in three vacation houses close to the resort, for a total of 186 rooms from which to select. There are several restaurants, including fine dining at The Clearwater,  casual dining at the Beach Glass Cafe and live entertainment at the Beach Rock Sports & Music LoungeAngeline Spa will pamper you with a wide range of services from massages to facials. The resort recently opened a new conference center with high-tech meeting spaces. Click here for a calendar of events.

White Horse Golf Club

White Horse Golf Club

White Horse Golf Club offers much more than just golf. The grounds provide a lovely backdrop for meeting and weddings, as well. The club also offers a free shuttle from the Kingston ferry terminal. After a round of golf, enjoy a pleasant meal at the Cedar Ridge Grill, overlooking the beautiful 18th hole. Summer dining on the outdoor patio is the perfect finish to your White Horse Golf Club experience.

Suquamish Farmers Market

Suquamish Farmers Market

2017 season: Wednesdays through Sept. 27, 3-7 p.m.
Location: North lawn area across from the tribal offices, 18490 Suquamish Way NE, Suquamish.

Kiana Lodge

Kiana Lodge

Kiana’s 6 acres are surrounded by fragrant cedars, tall firs and manicured gardens ablaze with spectacular color, all embracing 1,000 feet of no-bank waterfront.