Snohomish (tribe)


Snohomish (tribe)

Snohomish is the name of a tribe of Native Americans who reside around the Puget Sound area of Washington, north of Seattle. The Snohomish language belongs to the Salishan family. The tribal spelling is Sdoh-doh-hohbsh, which means "lowland people" according to the last chief of the Snohomish tribe, Chief William Shelton, though there is debate among historians as to the actual meaning. Some believe it means "a style of union among them of the braves", while others believe it means "Sleeping Waters", while still others believe that the actual spelling is Sdohobich.

The area where the Snohomish tribe lived has become Snohomish County.

Some of the last surviving members of the Snohomish tribe live on the Tulalip reservation, west of the city of Marysville, Washington, though most live elsewhere. The last surviving members are currently having a difficult time getting official status from the United States Government, despite the terms of the Treaty of Point Elliott.

Notable Snohomish

* Chief Patkanim


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