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June 7 1866 Chief Seattle dies near the city named for him

On June 7th 1866, thirteen years after American settlers founded the city named for him, Chief Seattle died in a nearby village of his people. Born sometime around 1790, Seattle (Seathl) was a chief of the Duwamish and Suquamish tribes who lived around the Pacific Coast bay that is today called Puget Sound. He was … Continue reading


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