Chief Si’ahl (Seattle) of the Duwamish and Suquamish Tribes was the first signer of the Point Elliott Treaty of 1855. Chief Si’ahl honored the treaty, but as has been the case throughout history, the United States has not.
The Duwamish Tribe is no longer a federally recognized tribe despite being an integral part and cultural influence in the Pacific Northwest for decades.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs appeared ready to right this injustice under the Clinton Administration and recognize the Duwamish Tribe, only to have it revoked by the Bush Administration.
Please fill out this form, and it will contact Congress and let them know you support restoring the Treaty rights for the Duwamish Tribe. We must demand that the United States honor their treaties as they are the supreme law of the land (US Constitution – Article VI, Sec 2).