November is Native American Heritage Month!
November is Native American Heritage Month! Did you know that there are 29 federally recognized tribes throughout Washington and they are: Chehalis, Colville, Cowlitz, Hoh, Jamestown S’Klallam, Kalispel, Lower Elwha Klallam, Lummi, Makah, Muckleshoot, Nisqually, Nooksack, Port Gamble S’Klallam, Puyallup, Quileute, Quinault, Samish, Sauk-Suiattle, Shoalwater Bay, Skokomish, Snoqualmie, Spokane, Squaxin Island, Stillaguamish, Suquamish, Swinomish, Tulalip, Upper Skagit, and Yakama. In addition, there are three tribes: the Duwamish, Wanapum, and Chinook, not recognized by the United States government but with a long history in present-day Washington state. In fact, it is Duwamish lands that currently make up much of metropolitan Seattle.
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