The Muckleshoot are a Lushootseed Native American tribe, part of the Coast Salish peoples of the Pacific Northwest whose traditional territory and reservations is located in the area of Auburn, Washington, about 15 miles northeast of Tacoma and 35 miles southeast of Seattle.
1a: a Salishan people of the White river valley, Washington. b: a member of such people. 2: a dialect related to Skagit.
They were also known as the Green River Indians, related to their territory.) – They lived in the central Green River Valley, mostly above the former confluence near present-day Auburn. The term skop means “first big and then little,” in apparent reference to fluctuations of the Green River.
Chaos erupted inside a crowded tribal casino in Auburn early Sunday morning when a 42-year-old man walked onto the dance floor and opened fire with a handgun, shooting his estranged wife, her male dance partner and her sister, according to police.
Whulshootseed (xʷəlšuʔcid), also called Twulshootseed, was a Native American language in Washington, which was spoken by the Muckleshoot, Puyallup, Suquamish, Duwamish, Nisqually, and Squaxin Island tribes. Whulshootseed is a southern dialect of Lushootseed, which is part of the Coast Salish language group.
Although they were skilled hunters, salmon fishing was the mainstay of traditional Muckleshoot life. Salmon was gathered and cured, and very often traded with other peoples along the coast and inland. Salmon was treated with reverence, which continues to this day.
Casinos in Washington The largest casino in Washington is Muckleshoot Casino with 3,125 electronic gaming terminals. The second- largest casino is Ilani Casino Resort with 2,500 electronic gaming terminals.
The Makah Indians were primarily marine hunters. Makah men hunted seals, sea lions, and even whales from their canoes. They also caught fish and hunted deer, birds, and small game on land. Makah women gathered clams and shellfish, berries, and roots.
Muckleshoot Casino opened in April 1995 and is owned and operated by the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe. Learn more about the Tribe at their official website.
Suquamish & Suquamish Tribe. The Suquamish are Lushootseed-speaking people (Puget Salish) who traditionally lived along the Kitsap Peninsula, including Bainbridge and Blake Island, across Puget Sound from present-day Seattle.
Although not recognized by the U.S. federal government, the Duwamish remain an organized tribe with roughly 500 enrolled members as of 2004.
Anticipated to open in 2022, the 18-story, 400-room hotel tower will offer sweeping views showcasing the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Washington’s count of 29 casinos is taken directly from the Washington State Gambling Commission, but does not include the numerous card rooms found around the state.