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Suquamish is a rewarding historic site, popular with bicyclists and sightseers. It is on the Port Madison Indian Reservation where you can visit the grave of Chief Seattle, the famous Native American leader for whom Seattle is named, and Chief Seattle’s former home at Old Man House Park. During the third full weekend in August, Suquamish hosts Chief Seattle Days, a festival to celebrate this great leader.

The Suquamish descend from peoples who have lived in the Puget Sound area for thousands of years. Suquamish ancestors were expert basket-makers, fishermen and canoe builders. Many of these skills are still practiced today.

The Suquamish are one of the several indigenous Native American tribes, bands and clans living on the Puget Sound area before Anglo-Europeans arrived in 1792.

For more information, please call the Suquamish Tribal Center at 598-3311, the Suquamish Museum at 394-8499, or stop by the museum at 6861 NE South St., Suquamish, WA 98392.

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