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Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

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Swinomish tribal fishtrap catches a Skate- Tulalip Indian Agency , Andrew T. Kelley 1938 NO.60.jpg

Various spellings: Swinomish, Swinamish

Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
11404 Moorage Way
LaConner, WA 98257
Phone: 1.360.466.7200

History[edit | edit source]

Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]

1827: The tribe began trading at Fort Langley

  • 1855 January 22, at Point Elliott with the Dwamish, Suquamish,Etc.,

1855: The Swinomish Reservation was established

Additional References to the History of the Tribe[edit | edit source]

Frederick Webb Hodge, in his Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, gave a more complete history of the Swinomish tribe, with estimations of the population of the tribe at various time periods. Additional details are given in John Swanton's The Indian Tribes of North America.

A brief history of the Swinomish Tribe is available online.

Reservations[edit | edit source]

Swinomish Reservation

Records[edit | edit source]

The majority of records of individuals were those created by the agencies. Some records may be available to tribal members through the tribal headquarters.They were (and are) the local office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and were charged with maintaining records of the activities of those under their responsibility. Among these records are:

Agency Records[edit | edit source]

Correspondence and Census[edit | edit source]

Tribe Agency Location of Original Records

Pre-1880 Correspondence

M234 RG 75 Rolls 962

Roll Number




Post-1885 Census

M 595 RG 75 Rolls 693

Roll Number




Swinomish Tulalip Agency, 1854-1952 Seattle - - 582-93 FHL Films: 583041-583052

Treaty[edit | edit source]

  • 1855 January 22, at Point Elliott with the Dwamish, Suquamish,Etc.,

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

  • Tulalip Agency, M595,

Births and deaths 1924-1931, FHL Film: 583049
Births and deaths 1932-1933, FHL Film: 583050

Important Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Bibliography[edit | edit source]