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We will be adding live performances, storytelling, speakers and more throughout the year.
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Gift Shop & Gallery Sales--Longhouse Art Gallery Exhibition.
For more than 55 years Earl Livermore’s career as a professional artist has been richly varied--including pottery, print marking, pen & ink sketches, oil, acrylic & water color paintings. In 1969-71, he was the All-Tribes Coordinator of the Native American occupation of Alcatraz Island. Earl is a Blackfeet Indian Artist, receiving professional training
in Seattle at the U of Washington (1959-61), and the Burnly School of Professional Art. In 1964, he studied at Academy of Art in San Francisco. In 1978 he received a Master's Degree in Education at Harvard University. Livermore also studied printmaking at Radcliffe College and pottery at Edmonds Community College.

Exhibit displays thru April of 2014.

Free admission Mon-Sat 10-5.

Special Events-Family Friendly


Apr 12, 2014 1-3pm

4th Annual Duwamish Princess Angeline Native Tea Party

Let's celebrate spring. We're breaking out the china and serving Native & English teas, scones & finger sandwiches with a lump of sunshine.

Your hostess is Princess Angeline's great-great-grand-niece, Cecile Hansen, the Duwamish Tribal Chairwoman. Music. Tasty fun.

Suggested donation $10. RSVP 206.431.1582 or

Apr 13, 2014 2-4pm

Earth Day Storytelling at the Duwamish Longhouse

Join us for this free event at the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center. Native and non-native tellers share stories about the earth and our relationship to it. Paul "Che oke ten" Wagner of the Vancouver Island Saanich tribe, Allison Cox, cofounder of the Healing Story Alliance, and Blake Shelafoe of the Duwamish tribe, will be the tellers. James Rasmussen, the Executive Director of the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition will also speak.

Refreshments provided. There is no cost for this event. Tell your friends. Don't miss it! Free admission & parking.

Free tickets:

For information about more storytelling events visit This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

May 16, 2014 1-2pm

Birds of the Duwamish

Get a bird's eye view of Chief Seattle's Duwamish River. Naturalist, Penny Rose, shares information on the wildlife of the river and places to bird watch. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Parks and Recreation. Waterfront park across the street from the Longhouse is a great place for bird watching along the Duwamish River.

Free admission & parking.

Free tickets:

May 20, 2014 1-2pm

Princess Angeline File Screening

Princess Angeline, daughter of Chief Seattle, refused to leave her homeland. This film explores the story of the Duwamish and their struggle for tribal recognition primarily through the life of Princess Angeline. Produced by Sandra Osawa. 53 min long.

Free admission & parking.

Free tickets:

May 22, 2014 1-2pm

Welcome to Native Seattle

Tour the Duwamish Longhouse with Chief Seattle's Great-Great-Great-Grand Nice. Cecile Hansen, Duwamish Tribal Chairwoman, will share her personal experiences as the leader of Chief Seattle's Duwamish Tribe. Also enjoy the exhibit areas & art gallery.

Museum Week 2 for 1 special. $3 for admission for 2 people.

Tickets at:

Jun 21, 2014 11am-2pm

Gala Champagne Brunch & Art Auction

You are happily invited to join in a Champagne Gala Brunch & Art Auction hosted by the Duwamish Tribe.

The theme for this year is "Honoring Duwamish People." Proceeds from this year's event will benefit Duwamish Tribal Services, a nonprofit organization, that supports operations at the beautiful Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center as well as cultural activities for its youth. The Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center recently celebrated its 5th Anniversary at its current home along the Duwamish River.

This annual event is always a celebraton of contemporary and traditional culture of the Duwamish People with the honoring of Northwest artists and generous business donors with a live and silent auction.

This event will also feature a lovely brunch buffet which will include appetizers of new potatoes wrapped in succulent bacon, pastries, sausage gravy & biscuits, ham, cheesy potatoes, quiche, fruit, tea, coffee and a Summer Mimosa Bar Reception featuring orange, pineapple, strawberry lemonade and peach nectar.

Festive casual attire is highly recommended as light musical accompaniment will be the backdrop for this early Summer Gala Celebration

Duwamish Tribal Services**Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, "Honoring Duwamish People"

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Event Support Volunteers are Needed




Image is provided under the terms of a licensing agreement.  All other right reserved to the Museum of History & Industry.  Negative # 67.2    File #shs67.2 Duwamish Extended Family Reunions The Duwamish Tribe is making the Longhouse available to its members this year for extended family reunions at no cost. Families are responsible for invitations, set-up and clean-up, food and supplies. The Tribal Enrollment Officer will be available to update memberships. To volunteer to coordinate a family reunion, call 206.431.1582. Family reunions will be listed on the tribal website. Subject to availability --weekdays or Sundays only, no Saturdays.

Heritage Classes


Tilibsdeb “Singing Feet” Duwamish heritage group

Contact Cindy Williams for practice dates.



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