Join us as we continue the conversation. The Puget Sound Treaty War Panel series resumes on Thursday, June 10th, 2021. The conversation will focus on the era leading up to, and include, the signing of the Medicine Creek Treaty.
The Puget Sound Treaty War (1855-1866) was the result of contested terms of the Medicine Creek Treaty, negotiated by Governor Isaac Stevens. The treaty, the first of several consecutive treaties negotiated by Stevens in quick succession, sought the relocation of local tribes to reservations in exchange for cash payments and the preservation of hunting and fishing rights. The treaty became a catalyst for the conflict.
The Treaty War remains central to Puget Sound history. This free program brings together a panel of historians to discuss the experiences and effects of these events. With representatives from Muckleshoot, Nisqually, Puyallup, Squaxin Island, Steilacoom Tribes, as well as Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, the panel offers a new dialogue among diverse communities impacted by the War and its aftermath.
• Brandon Reynon, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Puyallup Tribe
• Danny Marshall, Chairperson, Steilacoom Indian Tribe
• Jerry Eckrom, Historian, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
• Margaret Henry, Oral Historian, Squaxin Island Tribe
• Nettsie Bullchild, Nisqually Tribe Archives/Tribal Historic Preservation Office Director, Nisqually Tribe
• Warren KingGeorge, Historian, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
This panel will be moderated by Jennifer Ott, Assistant Director, HistoryLink.org.
A link to join will be sent to ticket holders the day of the event.