Session 1: Since Time Immemorial: Early History.
With Suquamish Chair Leonard Forsman, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Dennis Lewarch, and Barbara Lawrence, Suquamish Elder and Education Outreach Coordinator. Moderated by Kitsap County Commissioner Rob Gelder and Suquamish Tribal member Annie Forsman.
The Suquamish people have fished, hunted, and gathered in this region since time immemorial. Learn about this history, the ways of life practiced in this region, hear traditional stories, and learn about the locations of some of the important winter villages and other key places in Kitsap County and beyond. Hear about such leaders as Chief Kitsap and Chief Seattle, and about the 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott, signed on behalf of the Suquamish and Duwamish peoples by Chief Seattle. And learn how this history lays the foundation for today’s sovereignty, treaty rights, and tribal government priorities.
Recorded in front of a live Zoom audience on Sept. 23, 2021.