Sauk-Suiattle Tribe

Introduction

The Sauk-Suiattle Indian tribe use to live under Whitehorse Mountain for many generations. They lived as hunters, gathers and fishermen in the region of Sauk Prairie. They were canoe people. There homelands were in the foothills of the North Cascades. They traveled in large seagoing canoes

Location

They lived along side the Sauk and Suiattle rivers

Language

They speak Puget Sound Salish

Clothing


Diet/Food Sources

They fished for salmon, hunted game and gathered wild berries and roots

Shelter

Permanent winter homes from split red cedar planks

Transportation

Canoes and Horses

Economic activities


Religous Beliefs

Animism

Special Ceremonies

Pow Wow

Unique customs


Tools and Implements


Recreation and games

Pow Wow

Weapons

Bow and arrows, Spears, Clubs, tomahawks, Knifes

Unique Characteristics


Social Organization


Attitude toward child rearing


Governmental Structure

Seven tribe council members serve a 3 year term, with a chairman and vice-chairman

Trade and Commerce

Traded horses and Animal hides

Websites

Sauk-Suiattle Tribe