Sahewamish

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Sahewamish
Regions with significant populations
United States (Washington)
Languages
English, Lushootseed
Related ethnic groups
other Salishan Twana peoples

The Sahewamish are a Northwest Native American tribe of the Lushootseed people. They were fisherman and hunter-gatherers, sedentary, and lived in the southwestern inlets of Puget Sound from Shelton, Washington, to the Nisqually River. There were about six villages.[1]

While some descendants of the tribe live on the Nisqually Reservation near Olympia, others live on the Squaxin Island Tribe reservation near Shelton.

History[edit]

Language[edit]

In 1990, there were about 60 older adult speakers of the Sahewamish dialect, of the Salishan Lushootseed language.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Sahewamish". Four Directions Institute. Archived from the original on May 9, 2008. Retrieved 2007-10-05.