Associated Tribes of Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier is the traditional land of the Cowlitz, Muckleshoot, Nisqually, Puyallup, Squaxin Island, and Yakama tribes. Indigenous traditional practices are intrinsic with the land and continue to this day.


The Associated Tribes of Mount Rainier National Park

The land within Mount Rainier National Park has historical, cultural, and spiritual meanings to many American Indians. Click on the names of the tribes to link to their official websites.

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Members of the Nisqually Indian Tribe Canoe Family performed the Nisqually Anthem Song at the Paradise Inn Annex Grand Reopening Ceremony held on May 17, 2019.

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In summer 2020, Greg LaDue-Grove and Patty Kinswa-Gaiser spoke about their people’s connection to Ohanapecosh. They are members of the Taidnapam people whose traditional lands include Ohanapecosh and the southeast areas of Mount Rainier National Park. Taidnapam people are represented by the modern Cowlitz and Yakama tribes, which continue to have a lasting connection to the mountain. Video Description: An older man and woman sit outside in lawn chairs in front of two large cedar trees.

Last updated: November 30, 2020

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