SUQUAMISH

 

Geographical region : North-west coast, Washington

Lived normally in block-houses

Language group : salish

 

A Salish division on the west side of Puget Sound, Washington.

According to Paige (Ind. Aff. Rep, 329, 1857) they claimed the land from Appletree cove in the north to Gig Harbor in the south.

Seattle, who gave his name to the city, was chief of this tribe and the Duwamish in 1853.

Population 441 in 1857, 180 in 1909.