Dance: Potlatch dance was used to signify the coming of age of a member, marriage, birth and death. More recently, people used potlatches to show off their wealth.
Location and Geography: Northwestern map showing language territory, location of Snoqualmie tribe, cities and towns surrounding and Salish sea.
History: He was the leader of 600 adults and 450 children. He was elected leader in 1808, and partially because of him, they now have fishing rights.
Homes: Inside long houses were long long walls with sleeping platforms attached. Woven reeds for mattresses and animal skin for blankets and covers. All of the Coast Salish people were living close to rivers because of their love for fishing. A single village could be miles long around the river.
Modern Day: Snoqualmie tribe is run by an elected council. Their governing structure includes building codes, health codes and other standard governmental functions. The two chiefs of the tribe right now are Andy de Los Angeles and Nathan Barker.
Food: Salmon is mostly used for snacking, especially when you're bored. It comes in seven yummy flavors- Candy, Pepper Candy, Smokey BBQ, Spicy Thai, Teriyaki, Honey Garlic and Tandoori.
Language: Tachini Pete speaks in Salish, and talks about how he learned Salish so he can make it so that his son knows he has Salish roots.
Ceremonies/Believes: Southern Coast Salish Indians celebrated several regular ceremonies. The soul recovery ceremony was an attempt to recapture a soul from the dead. These performers are singing their spirit songs and dramatizing a canoe search and rescue of a soul. These were sponsored by someone who was ill as a result of a retuning spirit.
Dance/Music: 12-year-old young woman sings Color Song for her grandma. The tribal elder is happy that her granddaughter is learning Salish.
Clothing: The people of the northwest coast wore very little clothing, except when it was cold. They would wear bark clothing.