Seattle's Host Tribe

Our Seattle Heritage Runs Deep

Muckleshoot history isn’t easy to tell, because so many tried to erase us. 

Our ancestors were the first people of Seattle, hailing from villages on the Duwamish and Upper Puyallup watersheds. The story of how we became known as Muckleshoot was shaped by an era of displacement and hardship.

They tried to kill the Indian in us, forbid us from speaking our language, and burned our longhouses.

But we held strong to our identity and fought for our Treaty Rights, and we carry on the traditions of our Duwamish ancestors today. We are Muckleshoot.

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Muckleshoot Storytelling

Through documenting Muckleshoot voices and stories today, we are carrying on the tradition of our Duwamish ancestors, and educating others about our heritage, culture, and sovereignty. 

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Alive and Well in Indian Country - Slahal, the Stick Game

Stick Game, or Slahal, has been a staple of Northwest Indian gatherings for centuries. Families from far and wide exchange songs, match wits, and preserve their culture in this raucous guessing game.

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Canoe Journey 2023: Paddle to Muckleshoot

Beginning in 1989 as the Paddle to Seattle and continuing today as Paddle to Muckleshoot, Canoe Journey is a celebration of heritage and culture that sustains us as a Tribe.

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