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Nisqually Arts Expo

October 20, 2023 - October 21, 2023

The Nisqually Tribe is excited to announce that they will be holding their 1st Annual Nisqually Arts Collective Expo. They want to support Nisqually Artists, and create a memorable Nisqually Art Experience. This event is free, and open to the general public.

Nisqually Indian Tribe

4820 She-Nah-Num Drive SE
Olympia, WA, 98513
(360) 456-5221

The Nisqually people have lived in the watershed for thousands of years. According to legend, the Squalli-absch (ancestors of the modern Nisqually Indian Tribe), came north from the Great Basin, crossed the Cascade Mountain Range and erected their first village in a basin now known as Skate Creek, just outside the Nisqually River Watershed's southern boundary. Later, a major village would be located near the Mashel River.

The Nisqually have always been a fishing people. The salmon has not only been the mainstay of their diet, but the foundation of their culture as well. The Nisqually Tribe is the prime steward of the Nisqually River fisheries resources, and operate two fish hatcheries: one on Clear Creek and one on Kalama Creek.