Suquamish is one of many Indian Tribes in the Pacific Northwest who thrived in their traditional life ways before the arrival of non-Indians.
The Suquamish Tribe is a strong, self-governing, sovereign tribe that provides for the health, education and welfare of our families, reflecting traditional Suquamish values.
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Suquamish, translates to “people of the clear saltwater” is Southern Lushootseed, the language of the Suquamish People. D’suq’wub, meaning “place of the clear salt water” has been home to the Suquamish people since time immemorial. It is the ancient place on Agate Passage, the site of Old-Man-House village. The winter home of Chief Seattle and the heart of the Suquamish People. It is here, past present and future; that the Suquamish People live on the land of their ancestors and of their great-grandchildren.