Muckleshoot traditions, arts, and the spirits of our ancestors define where we came from, who we are today, and where we are going. Our survival and continued growth hinges on teaching our children history, culture, and leadership skills so they may carry our mantle for generations to come.
Our Elders pass down our ways through regular activities on the Reservation and by continuing to conduct ancient ceremonies and hold celebrations that bring our brothers and sisters together from around the region.
Traditional clothing, baskets, artwork, and canoes —and the ancient techniques shared to make them—provide a pathway of understanding for future generations. Our Elders pass down skills and knowledge to our children, teaching them to carve, paint, weave and protect the touchstones of our past.
After a career in natural resource management for the Muckleshoot Tribe, Tribal Elder and Master Carver Marvin "Cubby" Starr Sr. followed in the traditions of his father and ancestors and taught his son Marvin Jr., and talented artist Tyson Simmons, the art and craft of carving a cedar canoe.