Snoqualmie Indians

Snoqualmie Indians. From the native word sdo’kwalbiuqu.

Snoqualmie Connections. The Snoqualmie belonged to the Nisqually branch of the coastal division of the Salishan linguistic family.

Snoqualmie Location. On Snoqualmie and Skykomish Rivers.

Snoqualmie Villages and Subdivisions

  • Skykomish, on Skykomish River above Sultan, and on the same below Goldbar.
  • Snoqualmie, on Snoqualmie River, including villages at Cherry Valley, on Snoqualmie River opposite the mouth of Tolt River; at Fall City; and below Snoqualmie Falls.
  • Stakta’ledjabsh, on Skykomish River as far up as Sultan, including Sultan Creek, including villages above Monroe at the mouth of Sultan Creek and on Sultan Creek 4 miles above its mouth.

Snoqualmie Population. (See Snohomish Indians.) Tho population of the Snoqualmie alone was reported as 225 in 1857.

Connections in which the Snoqualmie Indians have become noted. The name of the Snoqualmie is perpetuated by Snoqualmie River and a town upon it in King County, Washington.

Swanton, John R. The Indian Tribes of North America. Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 145. Washington DC: US Government Printing Office. 1953.

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