About the Snoqualmie Tribe

The Snoqualmie Tribe—sdukʷalbixʷ in our Native language—consists of a group of Native American peoples from the Puget Sound region of Washington state. The Snoqualmie Tribe is made up of approximately 650 members.

Our people have lived in the Puget Sound region since time immemorial. Long before the early explorers came to the Pacific Northwest, our people hunted deer and elk, fished for salmon, and gathered berries and wild plants for food and medicine. Today, many of our members live in the communities of Snoqualmie, North Bend, Fall City, Carnation, Issaquah, Mercer Island and Monroe.

Our Tribe was a signatory of the Point Elliott Treaty with the Washington territory in 1855. At that time, our people were one of the largest tribes in the Puget Sound region totaling around 4,000. We lost federal recognition in 1953, but after much battle, we regained recognition in October 1999 by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Learn more about our history. 

With federal recognition, we were able to develop the Snoqualmie Casino, which helps to financially support services for our tribal members and our local community.

The Snoqualmie Tribe is governed by an elected Council and our Tribal Constitution. Learn more about our Tribal Government