The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe (sdukʷalbixʷ in our Native language) consists of Native Americans from the Puget Sound region of Washington State. The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe is made up of approximately 500 members. Tribal members have lived in the Puget Sound region since time immemorial.
Snoqualmie is the English pronunciation of “sah-KOH-koh” or “Sdob-dwahibbluh,” a Salish word meaning moon. As a spiritual place, it gave birth to many legends. One tells of “S’Beow” (the beaver), who climbed into the sky to bring trees and fire down to earth.
The Snoqualmie People spoke the Southern dialect (txʷəlšucid) of the Lushootseed language used by many regional tribes who often spoke both the Southern and Northern dialects because of extensive travel in the Unites States and Canada.
There are 29 federally recognized tribes throughout Washington and they are: Chehalis, Colville, Cowlitz, Hoh, Jamestown S’Klallam, Kalispel, Lower Elwha Klallam, Lummi, Makah, Muckleshoot, Nisqually, Nooksack, Port Gamble S’Klallam, Puyallup, Quileute, Quinault, Samish, Sauk-Suiattle, Shoalwater Bay, Skokomish,
The CDP is named for the mountain pass that carries Interstate 90 across the Cascade Range, which itself is named for the Snoqualmie tribe, a Native American tribe indigenous to the Snoqualmie Valley located west of the pass.
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Snoqualmie, WA – The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, owner and operator of Snoqualmie Casino, announced the appointment of Wendell Long as Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, Long leads over 1,000 employees at one of Seattle’s premier casinos.
Snoqualmie remains the safest city in Washington for the third straight year, with a violent crime rate of 0.2 and just three total violent crime incidents reported in 2018. The city’s property crime rate is 12.1.
According to the Department of Transportation, chains are required on all vehicles traveling east, except those with all wheel drive, on both westbound and eastbound I-90 at the Snoqualmie Pass Summit.
Snoqualmie is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Snoqualmie offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Snoqualmie there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Snoqualmie and residents tend to have moderate political views.
Although not recognized by the U.S. federal government, the Duwamish remain an organized tribe with roughly 500 enrolled members as of 2004.
The number of people in the U.S. identifying as American Indian has climbed in recent years, with California, Arizona and Oklahoma accounting for the largest concentration of the nation’s American Indian and Alaska Native populations, according to a new USAFacts analysis of Census Bureau data.
Of the $94 million in stimulus grants, contracts and loans awarded to Washington’s 29 Indian tribes so far, $51 million has gone to five tribes, all among the state’s wealthiest. Two South Sound tribes, the Nisqually and the Puyallup, are among the big winners.
Spokane – The Spokane Tribe of Indians’ reservation is 159,000 acres located in Eastern Washington, the tribe has approximately 2,700 members.