Frequently, guests on my food tours ask why our city is named Seattle. The First People to inhabit this area were the Suquamish and Duwamish tribes. Chief Seattle or (Si’ahl) was the chief of both tribes. His reputation as a leader and his relationship with the white settlers resulted in the naming of the city.
A couple of months ago my tour mates Justin Oba, Nick Setten, and I visited the Suquamish Museum and Chief Seattle’s grave on the Kitsap Peninsula.