The Suquamish are Lushootseed-speaking people (Puget Salish) who traditionally lived along the Kitsap Peninsula, including Bainbridge and Blake Island, 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 saltwater." The Suquamish ancestors thrived by harvesting salmon and clams. Their robust culture is rich with art, dance, song, ceremony, and ritual 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.
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 plus a museum store. Click for information about visiting and events.
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 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 Lounge. Angeline 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 offers much more than just golf. The grounds provide a lovely backdrop for meetings 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 18 hole. Summer dining on the outdoor patio is the perfect finish to your White Horse Golf Club experience.
Interesting article in TOTA about the history of Old Man House which possesses special interest by distinguishing itself from almost all other Indian architecture in the New World. It was situated at Port Madison Reservation on the beach of the northwest side of the Agate Passage, just where the water separates from Admiralty Inlet to form Bainbridge Island. Check out the article which describes the historic building in greater detail.
Kiana’s 6 acres are surrounded by fragrant cedars, tall firs, and manicured gardens ablaze with spectacular color, all-embracing a 1,000 feet of no-bank waterfront.