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“If you were to follow along the shores of Puget Sound, starting in Whatcom County in the northeast
corner, and moving clockwise around the Sound, the 19 different Puget Salish tribes would be found
in the following counties:
Whatcom County – Lummi, Nooksack
Skagit County – Skagit, Samish, Swinomish, Sauk-Suiattle (straddles border with Snohomish
Snohomish County – Tulalip, Snohomish, Sauk-Suiattle (straddles border with Skagit County – near
King County – Duwamish (Seattle area), Snoqualmie (eastern King Co.), Muckleshoot (southern
King Co., near Auburn), Sammamish (considered an eastern sub-group of Duwamish)
Pierce County – Puyallup, Nisqually
Thurston County – Sahewamish
Mason County – Twana (Skokomish), Squaxin Island
Kitsap County – Suquamish, Klallam (one band of the tribe)
Clallam County – Jamestown S’Klallam (just east of Sequim)”
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