In recognition of the history, culture and traditions that continue to be a part of our region, the Metropolitan King County Council declared the month of November Native American Heritage Month. Native American history is intertwined with both King County and Washington state. King County’s largest city is named in honor of Duwamish leader Chief Sealth, and there are 29 federally recognized tribes in Washington.
“The remarkable survival of Native Americans in this region – after the coming of white settlers – has been amazing. They continue to fight hard to maintain that their culture, language, dance, food and values are not destroyed,” said Councilmember Larry Gossett, sponsor of the recognition.