Native Culture

Indians in the NW

Suquamish Indians-Chief Seattle

We respect the Indians in Seattle and we recently  visited the Suquamish Indian Reservation. Not from India, our local Native Americans have been here over 10,000 years.

Our Indians in Seattle are both in Seattle and all across Washington State.  We crossed Puget Sound and drove across Bainbridge Island to the Kitsap Peninsula.  Our private tour with only 2 guests made for a great day, even with the fog so thick across Puget Sound you could see nothing!  Luckily the fog cleared during the day for some great photos on the ferry ride back.

Chief Seattle’s Grave is in a small cemetery facing Puget Sound to the East.  The small church graveyard has been here a long time, and is inviting to see the Chief’s grave.  Daughter Mary is also buried here, and we had time to visit and contemplate.

The Suquamish Museum too is small, but they have created an amazing huge package of history in this small space.  Our docent lead tour was great, and Jillian, one of the local Indians in Seattle, did an outstanding job sharing each exhibit. She even shared some photos on her phone with her fishing, clamming, and in beautiful Native attire.

Lunch at the Clear Water Casino was sumptuous.  Everything was fresh, full of flavor, and we savored every morsel, where the buffet was a delight for our visual sensors and taste buds.  Suquamish means ‘place of clear water’, so the Clear Water Casino is an appropriate name.  We stopped at Kiana Lodge and the beach, where the water was so clear, and seashells of clams, snails, and oysters covered the beach.

Ferry ride

Ferry ride

Quiet Cottage

Kiana cottage