Storytelling Collections

Muckleshoot Traditional Artforms

Traditional artforms — 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.

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

April 25, 2024

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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How Gift Giving Keeps Muckleshoot Culture Alive

May 11, 2023

As part of Canoe Journey 2023, the Muckleshoot Tribe prepared handmade gifts. Learn why this is an important part of the tradition of Canoe Journey.

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How Coyote Lost His Sight and Found a New Passion

February 9, 2023

Muckleshoot Tribal member John Halliday explains how he lost his sight but found a new passion for art, and details the importance of spirit helpers to Native people.

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Sights and Sounds of the Muckleshoot Skopabsh Powwow

September 10, 2022

Muckleshoot Tribe member Robert Sanchez discusses what the Skopabsh Powwow means to him and how it's reconnected him to his heritage.

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Preparing for Paddle to Muckleshoot 2023

August 10, 2022

Watch as the Muckleshoot Tribe pulls together the whole community to prepare for the 2023 Canoe Journey, Paddle to Muckleshoot.

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The Journey to Becoming a Muckleshoot Master Weaver

June 14, 2022

Gail White Eagle has been weaving for 28 years. When she started, she felt she had lost her connection with her Indian identity. Learning to weave was her way back.

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Revitalizing the Tradition of the Muckleshoot Canoe

July 29, 2021

Muckleshoot Tribe member Martin "Cubby" Starr, Sr. teaches his son Marvin Jr. and artist Tyson Simmons the art of carving a cedar canoe for the Tribe.