Suquamish

The Suquamish (Lushootseed: xʷsəqʷəb) are a Lushootseed-speaking Native American people, located in present-day Washington in the United States. They are a southern Coast Salish people. Today, most Suquamish people are enrolled in the federally recognized Suquamish Tribe,[1] a signatory to the 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott. Chief Seattle, the famous leader of the Suquamish and Duwamish Tribes for which the City of Seattle is named, signed the Point Elliot Treaty on behalf of both Tribes. The Suquamish Tribe owns the Port Madison Indian Reservation.

Suquamish
Suquamish woman photographed by Edward S. Curtis in 1913.
Total population
~6,500
Regions with significant populations
 United States ( Washington)
Languages
English, Lushootseed
Related ethnic groups
Coast Salish, Nlaka'pamux, Bitterroot Salish

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