Tribal governments, museums and cultural centers

The Burke holds deep respect for Indigenous knowledge, and is dedicated to collaborating with diverse Native populations, sharing collections and learning together. We work with a number of stakeholders, including Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest. As the Washington State Museum of Natural History and Culture, we honor the government-to-government nature of our relationship with these sovereign nations. 

Are you a school looking for the tribe closest to you? View School District and Nearest Federally Recognized Indian Tribes (PDF).

Edits: Please send any requests for corrections to Polly Olsen, Tribal Liaison, at polly@uw.edu or 206.543.5946. 

Key:
*= Non-federally recognized tribe

** = Pending federal recognition

† = Non-Washington federally recognized tribe with ceded territories in Washington State 

All others are federally recognized.

Land Acknowledgement

The Burke Museum stands on the lands of the Coast Salish Peoples, whose ancestors resided here since time immemorial. Many Indigenous peoples thrive in this place—alive and strong.

WASHINGTON

Chehalis Confederated Tribes
Oakville, WA 
Visit their website
360.273.5911, 360.753.3213

Chinook Tribe**
Bay Center, WA
Visit their website
360.875.6670

Colville Confederated Tribes
Nespelem, WA
Visit their website
509.634.2200; 888.881.7684
Museum/Cultural Center: Colville Tribal Museum (Coulee Dam, WA), Fort Okanogan Interpretive Center (Brewster, WA)

Cowlitz Indian Tribe
Longview, WA 
Visit their website
360.577.8140

Duwamish Tribe**
Seattle, WA 
Visit their website
206.431.1582
Museum/Cultural Center: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center 

Hoh Tribe
Forks, WA
Visit their website
360.374.6582 

Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe
Sequim, WA 
Visit their website
360.683.1109 

Kalispel Tribe
Usk, WA 
Visit their website
509.445.1147

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
Port Angeles, WA
Visit their website
360.452.8471

Lummi Nation
Bellingham, WA 
Visit their website
360.384.1489
Museum/Cultural Center: Lummi Nation Museum

Makah Tribe
Neah Bay, WA 
Visit their website
360.645.2201
Museum/Cultural Center: Makah Museum and Cultural Research Center

Marietta Band of Nooksack Tribe
Bellingham, WA 

Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
Auburn, WA 
Visit their website
253.939.3311

Nisqually Tribe
Olympia, WA 
Visit their website
360.456.5221

Nooksack Tribe
Deming, WA 
Visit their website
360.592.5176

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe
Kingston, WA 98346
Visit their website
360.297.2646

Puyallup Tribe
Tacoma, WA 
253.573.7800
Visit their website
Museum/Cultural Center: Puyallup Tribal Museum

Quileute Tribe
La Push, WA 
Visit their website
360.374.6163

Quinault Nation
Taholah, WA 
Visit their website
360.276.8211
Museum/Cultural Center: Quinault Cultural Center & Museum

Samish Nation
Anacortes, WA 
Visit their website
360.293.6404
Museum/Cultural Center: Samish Coastal Salish Cultural Interpretive Center

Sauk-Suiattle Tribe
Darrington, WA 
Visit their website
36.436.0131

Shoalwater Bay Tribe
Tokeland, WA 
Visit their website
360.267.6766

Skokomish Tribe
Shelton, WA 
Visit their website
360.426.4232
Museum/Cultural Center: Skokomish Tribal Center and Museum

Snohomish Tribe*
Port Hadlock, WA 
425.744.1855

Snoqualmie Tribe
Carnation, WA 
Visit their website
425.333.6551, 425.222.6900

Snoqualmoo Tribe*
Bellingham, WA 
Visit their website 
360.671.1387

Spokane Tribe
Wellpinit, WA 
Visit their website
509.258.4581

Squaxin Island Tribe
Shelton, WA 
Visit their website
360.426.9781
Museum/Cultural Center: Squaxin Island Museum Library & Research Center

Steilacoom Tribe*
Steilacoom, WA 
Visit their website
253.584.6308
Museum/Cultural Center: Steilacoom Cultural Center and Museum

Stillaguamish Tribe
Arlington, WA 
Visit their website
360.652.7362

Suquamish Tribe
Suquamish, WA 
Visit their website
360.598.3311
Museum/Cultural Center: Suquamish Museum

Swinomish Tribe
LaConner, WA 
Visit their website
360.466.3163

Tulalip Tribes
Marysville, WA 
Visit their website
360.651.4000
Museum/Cultural Center: Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve

Upper Skagit Tribe
Sedro Woolley, WA 
360.854.7000

Confederated Tribes of the Yakama Indian Reservation
Toppenish, WA 
VIsit their website
509.865.5121
Museum/Cultural Center: Yakama Nation Cultural Heritage Center

 

IDAHO

Couer d'Alene Indian Tribe†
Plummer, Idaho 
Visit their website
208.686.1800

Nez Perce Tribe
Lapwai, ID
Visit their website
208.843.2253

 

OREGON

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Pendleton, OR
Visit their website
541.276.3165

Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation
Warm Springs, OR 
Visit their website
541.553.1161