Professor Josh Reid featured in Seattle Times article on the Duwamish Tribe

Submitted by Eric W. Johnson on

Department of History Professor Josh Reid was featured in a recent Seattle Times article on the debate currently raging over Duwamish Tribal identity, and the efforts to gain federal recognition for the tribe.

Among his other observations, Reid commented:

“Do you follow those kinship connections and take up citizenship at Lummi, at Tulalip, at Muckleshoot, or do we stay here and try to eke out an existence and hope eventually to get a reservation? Those are the devil’s bargain decisions families are making, that is how different Duwamish families ended up at these different tribal nations, while others stayed here, while trying to make it as Duwamish in the greater Seattle area.”

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