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Photos above by: Vern Bouwman, February 21, 2009
James Rasmussen
Longhouse and Cultural Center  - Director
Phone: (206) 369-7204
Email: james@duwamishlonghouse.org



The Duwamish Tribe is a Native American tribe in western Washington, and the indigenous people of metropolitan Seattle. The Duwamish tribe today includes the People of the Inside, for Elliott Bay environs today; and the People of the Large Lake, for those around Lake Washington of today.

A Duwamish tribal constitution and bylaws were established in 1925. Cecile Hansen has been the elected chair of the Duwamish Tribe since 1975, as well as a founder and the current president of Duwamish Tribal Services. Cecile Hansen is the great great grandniece of Chief Seattle, si'áb Si'ahl of the Dkhw'Duw'Absh and Xacuabsh, ancestors of the Duwamish Tribe.

James Rasmussen of the Duwamish Tribe has been a leader since 1980 in efforts to restore the Duwamish River, together with citizens groups and the Tribe.

View: Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition

Princess Angeline or Kikisoblu, daughter of Chief Seattle, dies on May 31, 1896.

Daughter of Chief Seattle (178?-1866), a member of the Suquamish tribe, dies in her shack located in Seattle on Western Avenue between Pike and Pine streets. The eldest daughter of Seattle and his first wife, she was named Kikisoblu Seattle.


A 1890 photo of Angeline,
seated by a photo of Snoqualmie Falls.

Angeline married Dokub Cud, who died before the arrival of Euro-American settlers on Puget Sound. When pioneer Catherine Maynard (1816-1906) heard the name, she announced, "You are too good looking a woman to carry around such a name as that, and I now christen you Angeline." She was sometimes called Wewick (Prosch). Angeline worked as a laundress for Seattle residents and eventually came to reside in a shack on the waterfront along with other Native Americans.

At her request, she was buried near her old friend, pioneer Henry Yesler (1810-1892) in Lake View Cemetery.