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Duwamish

 

 

Ethnie: DUWAMISH
Language: Lushootseed
Family: Twana
Stock: Central Salish
Phylum: Salishan
Macro-Culture: Northwest
Speakers 60   1990 M. D. Kincade (total language)
   The Duwamish were a sedentary coastal hunter/gatherers and relied heavily on fishing.  The tribe lived on the present site of Seattle,  which was named after the chief of the tribe.  They suffered from the White influx.  The tribe has been declined federal recognition.
Aboriginal Locations (Villages)
WA  (21)
Present Locations
WA  Duwamish Indian Tribe, Renton
         Tulalip Reservation, Marysville
Year History
1787 Strait of Juan de Fuca discovered by Charles Barkley
1788 Visited by Mears
1790 Manual Quimper explored both shores of strait
1792 Area charted by Capt. George Vancouver
1827 Hudson Bay Company founded Fort Langley
1841 Influx of Oregon Trail settlers began, conflicts followed
1855 Treaty of Point Elliot
Year  Population Source
1700 300 NAHDB calculation 
1800 300 NAHDB calculation
1856 64-312 Swanton
1900 50 NAHDB calculation
1910 20 Census
2000 50 NAHDB calculation
Other speakers of the same language:
None
Duwamish Sites:
Battle of Seattle  http://historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=5208
Black River Disappears in July 1916  http://historylink.org/_output.CFM?file_ID=2624
Chief Seattle  http://www.chiefseattle.com/history/chiefseattle/chief_g.htm
Chief Seattle  http://members.aol.com/jroache/fact081.html
Chief Seattle, Leader of the Suquamish and Duwamish  http://www.aaanativearts.com/article330.html
Chief Seattle's Speech  http://historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=1427
Chief Seattle's Tribe Clings to its Identity  http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/news/local/seattle_history/articles/story3.html
Denny, David Thomas  http://historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=1729
Duwamish Canoe  http://www.cwb.org/BoatDatabasePaddleNative.htm
Duwamish Indian Tribe History  http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/salish/duwamishhist.htm
Duwamish Indian Tribes  http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/washington/duwamishindianhist.htm
Duwamish Recognized ... http://www.indiancountry.com/content.cfm?id=446
Duwamish Tribe  http://www.duwamishtribe.org/
Duwamish Tribe History  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Duwamish_tribe
Duwamish Tribe Wins Federal Recognition ...  http://www.historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=2951
Holgate, John Explores Duwamish River ... 1950  http://historylink.org/results.cfm
Lushootseed Language  http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=LUT\
Lushootseed Linguistic Lineage  http://www.ethnologue.com/show_lang_family.asp?code=LUT
Maple Bay:  Last Great Battle  http://www.mbyc.bc.ca/History/LastGreatBattle.htm
Native Americans Force Settlers to Leave Whidbey Island, 1848  http://historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=5246
Native Landscape:  The Rich Layer of Indigenous History Under Seattle's Skin  http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/living/2003859501_nativeseattle300.html
Northwest Coast Culture and Ethnobotany  http://www.fourdir.com/northwest_coastal_culture.htm
Seattle, Chief of the Duwamish ...  http://elvis.rowan.edu/~kilroy/JEK/06/07.html
Seattle (Duwamish) 1786-1866  http://college.hmco.com/english/lauter/heath/4e/students/author_pages/early_nineteenth/seattleduwamish.html
Seattle:  Squamish and Duwamish  http://www.powersource.com/gallery/people/seattle.html
Seattle First Baptist  http://www.seattlefirstbaptist.org/Default.asp?rW=800&rH=600&Header=Media%20Articles&Locator=Media
Serpent Spirit -power Stories Along the Seattle Fault  http://www.pnsn.org/HIST_CAT/SRL76-4Ludwin.pdf
Seward Park History  http://www.sewardpark.org/sewardpark/history.html
Thus Spoke Chief Seattle  http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1985/spring/chief-seattle.html
Treaty of Point Elliot  ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/wa/indians/treaties/pteliott.txt
Vancouver Begins British Survey of Puget Sound, 1792  http://historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=5230

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