Muckleshoot Indian Tribe - Third Lake Education Facility

Project Overview

The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe will build an educational facility and interpretative trail in their forest, Tomanamus. The facility will be for forestry education field trips from the Muckleshoot Tribal School and Tribal College. Interpretative forest management, ecological processes, and plant ID signs with traditional plant uses will be posted along the trails. This work will be supported through $10,000 in SFI community grant funding.

Project Partners

In addition to the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, partners include Hancock Forest Management, the Pacific Education Institute and the Muckleshoot Culture Department. 

 

 

About Muckleshoot Indian Tribe 

The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe is a federally recognized Indian tribe whose membership is composed of descendants of the Duwamish and Upper Puyallup people who inhabited Central Puget Sound for thousands of years before non-Indian settlement. The Tribe’s name is derived from the native name for the prairie on which the Muckleshoot Reservation was established. Following the reservation’s establishment in 1857, the Tribe and its members came to be known as Muckleshoot, rather than by the historic tribal names of their Duwamish and Upper Puyallup ancestors. Today, the United States recognizes the Muckleshoot Tribe as a tribal successor to the Duwamish and Upper Puyallup bands from which the Tribe’s membership descends.