Swinomish people SWIN-ə-mish are an historically Lushootseed-speaking Native American tribe in western Washington state in the United States. The tribe lives in the southeastern part of Fidalgo Island in northern Puget Sound, near the San Juan Islands, in Skagit County, Washington. Skagit County is located about 70 miles (110 km) north of Seattle.
Swinomish people are enrolled in the federally recognized Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation, formerly known as the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, which is headquartered across the Swinomish Channel from La Conner.
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