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Native Americans

The greater Kitsap Peninsula is home to three Native American Tribes; the Suquamish, the Port Gamble S'Kallam, and the Skokomish.

New Chief Seattle Grave site in Suquamish
The Port Madison reservation, home of the Suquamish Tribe, is approximately 500 acres and located in the Suquamish/Indianola area with a patchwork of lands held in trust by the Federal Government for individuals, families, and/or the Tribal Government and fee lands owned by Indians and non-Indians.

The Port Gamble S'Klallam reservation is located in Little Boston, between Kingston and Hansville. It consists of 1,340 acres held in trust by the Federal Government. There is no private land ownership on the reservation.

The Skokomish reservation, 5,000 acres, is located at the southern end of the Peninsula, on Hood Canal, near Union and on the Olympic Peninsula.

Today all three tribes operate casinos and other local enterprises, including seafood processing, fish hatcheries, fireworks stands, gas station/convenience stores and more.

Many of the local tribal celebrations are open to the public to participate or watch including Chief Seattle Days, the third weekend of August in Suquamish. Check our Calendar of Events, or the tribal web pages for more information.

Click here to shop for books on Native Americans in the Puget Sound Region.



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Blake Island

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Blake Island State Park
360.731.8330
This beautiful 475-acre island camping park, with five miles of saltwater beach shoreline, is only reachable by private boat or via tour boats. Kitsap Harbor Tours, which departs from Port Orchard, and Argosy Cruises, departing from Seattle, take visitors to Blake Island and to the famous, Tillicum Village to enjoy a unique Northwest Indian dining and cultural experience. The journey includes traditionally prepared Native American salmon cooked over open fires and a presentation Native American dancing and songs.
Suquamish

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Chief Sealth's Grave
7076 NE South ST
Behind St. Peters Mission
Suquamish, WA 98392
Seattle was named for Suquamish Chief Sealth, who came to be known as Chief Seattle. The grave site is located in the town of Suquamish, and overlooks Puget Sound. This memorial was renovated and rededicated on Veterans Day, 2010.


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Chief Seattle
Chief Seattle, a hereditary leader of the Suquamish Tribe. . .
Suquamish

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Chief Seattle/Suquamish Tribe Tour
Kitsap is the home of the Suquamish tribe and ancestral home of Chief Seattle (or Sealth), namesake of the city of Seattle.  An easy day trip will take you on a historical journey to see and appreciate the area Chief Seattle chose to live.
Silverdale

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Clear Creek Saq'ad Interpretive Center
9641 Levin RD
Off Bucklin Hill Rd and Levin RD
Silverdale, WA 98383
360.692.0929
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The Clear Creek Interpretive Center, located off Bucklin Hill Road and Levin Road in Silverdale, hosts educational and cultural programs. For young children and families make a date for Discovery Play Days in the spring and summer. Naturalists lead guided walks along Clear Creek Trail, through nearshore, estuary, wetland, and woodland habitats. The "big red barn" also features exhibits, occasional speakers, and special events. Don't miss their "Salmon Art Contest" each fall.
All Kitsap Peninsula

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9481 Silverdale WAY
Suite 281
Silverdale, WA 98383
800.337.0580
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If you're not finding what you need on our website, give us a call, write, or e-mail and we will be happy to help! The Kitsap Peninsula Visitor & Convention Bureau is waiting to hear from you.
Indianola
Kingston
Poulsbo
Suquamish

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Grovers Creek Salmon Hatchery
23175 Indianola RD NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370
360.394.8531
360.598.3142
Fish Hatchery operated by the Suquamish Tribe.
Little Boston

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Little Boston Cemetery
360.297.2646
North on Hwy 307, turn onto Hansville Rd (Hwy 104) to Little Boston RD, past Tribal council Bldg. on left.
Little Boston

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Little Boston Hatchery
31974 Little Boston RD NE
Kingston, WA 98346
The Little Boston Hatchery fall chum salmon hatchery is located at the mouth of Little Boston Creek on Port Gamble Bay and is operated by the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe.
Bremerton

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Phinney Bay (Jackson) Indian Cemetery
T24N R1E Section 10
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