Members of the Native American Cultural Group at the Washington State Reformatory Unit in Monroe recently created a very special button blanket for the Museum.
The Burke Museum has commissioned a Coast Salish art piece for the lobby of the New Burke.
A small tear in a blanket revealed a rare piece of history hiding in plain sight.
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.