Protect, Respect, and Restore Snoqualmie Tribe Ancestral Lands

The Ancestral Lands Movement seeks to spread awareness of the Snoqualmie people who have lived in the southern Salish Sea since time immemorial and share the significance of these lands and provide information on how people can help the Tribe in respecting, restoring, and protecting these lands.

As the Salish Sea region has grown in population, the Snoqualmie Tribe’s ancestral lands have been heavily impacted by recreation. This impact is especially apparent at the popular trails in the Snoqualmie corridor area where increased visitation has resulted in a degradation of the land.




Occupation of Fort Lawton

March 8, 1970

Roughly 160 American Indian activists from the United American Indian Fort Lawton Occupational Force, comprising members of United Indians of All Tribes and of the American Indian Movement, occupy the military installation at Fort Lawton in Seattle, Washington.

Reoccupation of Fort Lawton

April 2, 1970

American Indian activists storm the east gate at Fort Lawton and reoccupy the post. This is the same date scheduled for the preliminary hearings of the Native activists who occupied Fort Lawton on March 8 and March 15.

Reoccupation of Fort Lawton

March 15, 1970

American Indian activists re-enter Fort Lawton in Seattle, Washington. Federal authoritities serve eviction notices upon the activists. The U.S. Army then takes seventy-seven American Indians into custody following the group's second attempt to occupy the Fort Lawton military installation.

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