More than fifty years ago, a 25-foot-long dugout canoe was found eroding out of a muddy bank of the Green River.
Totem poles are thought of as symbols of Seattle by many residents and visitors, but, in fact, the indigenous people of Washington state did not traditionally carve totems.
The tools and technologies to make basketry, woven robes, canoes and other carvings.
For millennia, the Duwamish River sustained a diverse ecosystem before experiencing a dramatic transformation wrought by human engineering.
Plants were an integral part of the Coast Salish diets prior to Euro-American colonization but also played central roles in social systems.
The design of Coast Salish carving, its iconography (meaning), and how it relates to other region styles.
Innovative Coast Salish art being produced in the tradition of the artists' ancestors.
The tools and technologies to make canoes and other carvings.
Explore the geographic region of the Coast Salish people, their history, language, and tribal names.
Works of art in the form of carved bone, stone, horn and basketry have been found and dated back to 5,000 years ago.
An introduction to the art of the First Peoples of western Washington and southwestern British Columbia who speak the Coast Salish languages.
While there have been enormous changes in Coast Salish Native diet and culture over the centuries, a core value of food has survived.