Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation

Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation

About Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation

The Squaxin Island Tribe (also Squaxin, Squaxon) is a Native American tribal government in western Washington state in the United States. The Squaxin Island Tribe is made up of several Lushootseed clans: the Noo-Seh-Chatl, Steh-Chass, Squi-Aitl, T'Peeksin, Sa-Heh-Wa-Mish, Squawksin, and S'Hotle-Ma-Mish. They live along several inlets of southern Puget Sound. The Squaxin Island people speak the Lushootseed language. They moved onto their reservation in modern-day Mason County, Washington, in 1855. The Squaxin Island Tribe was one of the first Native American tribes in the U.S. to enter into the Self Governance Demonstration Project with the federal government. The Squaxin Island Indian Reservation is in southeastern Mason County, Washington. Most of the main reservation is composed of...'

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