Snoqualmie, Washington - 98024, 98065

History

Founded very early in the Puget Sounds' history, this are was once inhabited by the Snoqualmie tribe. The Snoqualmie Indians were a very peaceful people, almost too peaceful in fact. When settlers first arrived in the 1850's, Chief Patkanim sided with them against warrior tribes. It was also Chief Patkanim who signed the Point Elliott Treaty, which ceded all of the tribe's land to the United States. In return, Americans never gave them a reservation and many of the Snoqualmie tribe lived in poverty on land that was once theirs. The signing of this treaty did however open up this area to homesteaders. Jeremiah Borst is said by many to be the first permanent settler of the S