|Tribe - Duwamish
The Duwamish' longhouses once lined the Duwamish River and Seattle's waterfront, but today, while Seattle thrives financially, our People have no reservation, fishing rights or Federal recognition. At one time we were forced to live on a dumpsite of fill from Seattle's reshaped hillsides. We have fought since 1926 for compensation of lost lands and for the loss of more than 56 longhouses that were taken. Ironically, the city is named after Chief Seattle (Si'ahl') who was of Duwamish and Suquamish descent.