Submitted by Emily Molina–SHMA Liaison to Friends of the Steilacoom Library.
Ever wonder how the city of Seattle got its name?
Chief Seattle (1780-1866), born Si’ahl, or Sealth, was born at a village on the Black River, a branch of the Duwamish River, near what is now Kent.
Not only was he a great warrior, but a respected leader who sought to live harmoniously with early Puget Sound colonists. He and his tribe helped the immigrants to survive by teaching them many skills.
This month’s Humanities Washington speaker is a biographer and historian to the Duwamish Tribe, the people of Chief Seattle’s mother. David M. Buerge, historian, writer and teacher has authored over 14 books, and spent a lifetime delving into the real story behind the legendary figure. Most recently he has written a book called Chief Seattle and the Town that Took His Name.
Join us at the Steilacoom Historical Museum on Friday, December 13, at 3 p.m. as David M. Buerge, Friends of the Steilacoom Library presenter, answers the question and shares the fascinating story of: “Who Was Chief Seattle?”.
Friends of the Steilacoom Library sponsor these free events in partnership with the Steilacoom Historical Museum Association.
Steilacoom Historical Museum is at 1801 Rainier Street in Steilacoom. (253) 584-4133Print This Post