Tulalip Tribes

Tulalip Tribes Information

The Tulalip Tribes invite travelers with a unique blend of cultural richness and natural splendor. Rooted deeply in the lush landscapes of the Pacific Northwest, the Tribe boasts a history as vibrant as the land they call home. For countless generations, they have thrived along the shores of the Salish Sea, drawing sustenance from its bountiful waters and fertile lands. 

The Salish Sea provides abundant resources, from salmon runs to shellfish beds, sustaining not only the physical needs of the Tribe but also its cultural and spiritual traditions. The Tulalip people are stewards of the land, guided by a deep reverence for nature and a commitment to preserving their ancestral heritage for future generations. The Salish word for Tulalip is dxʷlilap, which means "small-mouthed bay" and refers to the nearly landlocked nature of the cove. It is pronounced Tuh’-lay-lup.

The Tulalip Reservation was reserved for the use and benefit of Indian tribes and bands signatory to the Treaty of Point Elliott of January 22, 1855. The 1855 Treaty and the Executive Order of President U.S. Grant established its boundaries on December 23, 1873. It was created to provide a permanent home for the Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Skagit, Suiattle, Samish and Stillaguamish Tribes and allied bands living in the region.

The Consolidated Borough of Quil Ceda Village, established in 2001, was a key to building and sustaining the Tulalip culture and regional economy. Quil Ceda Village is a unique village between Seattle and Vancouver, BC. The Tulalip Resort Casino and Seattle Premium Outlets are must-see attractions in northwest Washington.  The Village offers many delicious dining choices.

The renowned Tulalip Resort Casino, a tribal enterprise, offers a one-of-a-kind fusion of gaming excitement and indigenous hospitality. As a testament to the vibrant spirit of the region's Native heritage, this luxurious resort is adorned with opulent décor, creating a thrilling and culturally immersive atmosphere. The Tulalip Resort Casino guests are treated to a wealth of amenities, from world-class gaming to indulgent spa experiences. Situated just a short distance north of Seattle, the resort is a convenient gateway to many attractions. 

Learn about the Lummi Tribes' traditional territories, the importance of the cedar trees, their seven value stories and seasonal lifeways at the Hibulb Cultural Center & Natural History Preserve. Historic canoes and archaeology from various sites are featured in Canoe Hall. Take a self-guided or group tour and experience the journey of the Tulalip people. 

For those who love nature, Tulalip is a gateway to unparalleled outdoor experiences. The nearby North Cascades National Park and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest offer opportunities for hiking, wildlife viewing and scenic drives. If you're seeking solitude, the Bureau of Land Management recreation areas throughout the region provide a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 

Travelers can easily access the Tulalip Tribes' territory through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, while the nearest railroad station provides a scenic route through the Pacific Northwest. Whether immersing oneself in tribal culture, exploring the region's natural wonders, or seeking excitement at the casino, the Tulalip Tribes welcome visitors with open arms to experience the magic of their ancestral land. 

Through storytelling, art, and ceremonial practices, they honor their ancestors and celebrate their connection to the land and its spirits. Their legacy is one of resilience in the face of adversity, adaptability in the ever-changing tides of history, and strength drawn from the land itself. As guardians of their ancestral homelands, the Tulalip Tribes continue to thrive, embodying the timeless spirit of the Pacific Northwest and serving as stewards of both culture and conservation in this corner of the world.

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    Hibulb Cultural Center & Natural History Preserve Tulalip, Washington 360-716-2600 hibulbculturalcenter.org
    Tulalip Resort Casino Tulalip, Washington 360-716-7162 tulalipresortcasino.com

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