The people of the Puyallup Tribe have been known for their “generous and welcoming behavior to all people who enter our lands.” Living off the waters of the Puyallup River fed by Mount Rainier, the Puyallup People are part of the Salish-speaking people of the Pacific Northwest.
They lived in villages from the foothills of Mount Tacoma, along the rivers and creeks to the shores of Puget Sound, where they fished, hunted and traveled by these waters. Using the Western red cedar to make many things like homes, utensils, canoes and art.
The Tribe operates the Emerald Queen Hotel & Casinos, Tahoma Market and the Chinook Landing Marina, which has established its reputation as one of the premier marinas in the Puget Sound region.
For those embarking on a journey to the Puyallup Tribe, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) serves as the major gateway. From there, a scenic drive through the Washington landscape or a short train ride brings travelers to the heart of Puyallup territory.