Washington state returns one acre to Suquamish Tribe

The Suquamish Tribe of Washington accepted the return of a one-acre state park that was home to all the ancestors of the tribe.

The tribe held a ceremony yesterday to accept title to Old Man House State Park. Tribal members paddled canoes to the site, home to a major tribal village where Chief Sealth, the namesake of Seattle, once lived.

The land will continue to be managed as a state park but under tribal control.

Get the Story:
Acre of land finds its way home to the Suquamish Tribe (The Seattle Times 7/1)
'It Is a Good Day to be Suquamish' (The Kitsap Sun 7/1)

Relevant Links:
Suquamish Tribe -
Suquamish Olalla Neighbors -

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Opinion: Support return of land to Suquamish Tribe (01/08)
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