Our Seattle Heritage Runs Deep

The Muckleshoot name and Tribe represents our Duwamish and Upper Puyallup ancestors — who moved from Puget Sound, including what is now the Seattle waterfront, to our reservation on the Muckleshoot Prairie.

We are Duwamish, Skopamish, Smulkamish, Stkamish, Tkwakwamish, and Yilalkoamish.

Our leaders signed the Treaty of Medicine Creek and the Treaty of Point Elliott to ensure that our rights to this land remain.

For more than 164 years, we’ve fought to uphold our sovereignty and heritage.

Our identity, our legacy, and our treaty rights are unique to our name and Tribe, and ours alone. We are Muckleshoot.

The way we do it is a long process. We're not just building a fire or filleting fish. We're connecting with our ancestors who have done this for hundreds of years. The ultimate goal is to keep this culture alive, keep it going, and keep the young ones learning and carrying it on.

How Muckleshoot Supports the Region's Economy

The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe is one of King County’s largest employers, supporting 3,300 direct jobs and providing hundreds of millions of dollars to the regional economy. The Tribe also supports environmental protection and enhancements, educational opportunity and social services with highly diversified investments and revenue streams.


The Muckleshoot Tribe: By the Numbers

Home Loans Financed for Muckleshoot Tribal Members

$110 Million

On-time High School Graduation of Muckleshoot Tribe Members


Total Number of Enrolled Tribal Members Today


People Employed by the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe


Salmon Released Annually by Muckleshoot Fisheries

+10 Million

Charitable Donations by the Muckleshoot Tribe to Date

+$25 Million

Injustice, desolation, perseverance, and reclamation punctuates our story, which continues today with a renewed sense of  hope and prosperity for our future.

our History

As a sovereign Tribal Nation led by an elected council, we support our community with services and opportunities that benefit our members and the entire Puget Sound region.

Muckleshoot today

We are committed to preserving and restoring traditional artforms, teaching our children the skills of our ancestors and protecting our culture and Tribal identity for generations to come.

Our Future