Duwamish River
The Duwamish River feeds from the south into Seattle, and Puget Sound; it connects to the Green River, roughly 20 km inland. It draws its name from the Duwamish Tribe, Duwamish being an anglicization of “DḵẖʷʼDuwʼAbsh”, which means The People of the Inside, in reference to living inside and around the waterways of Elliott Bay, the Duwamish River, and other lakes and waterways considered DḵẖʷʼDuwʼAbsh ancestral land.1
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The Colonial Despatches Team. Duwamish River. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/duwamish.html.

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