Further Research

Links to interesting and relevant websites


A link to an artist who has put in public art along the Duwamish River. I think that this may be an interesting contact for the artist, also perhaps a testament to the creativeness and craftsmanship that can be inspired when looking at the historical and cultural context of a location, specifically its geographic discourse. The work of Donald Fels can be viewed here.


A link to the tribes homepage, with relevant culture, history, tribe events, and contact information.


Link here to the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition's website, a source of information about the superfund site, and a place to contact those dedicated to cleaning up the river.


Kuow is a rich repository of stories from around the Puget Sound, including several oral histories

**A special thanks to UW Libraries Special Collections


Blecha, P. (2009). Hansen, Cecile: Tribal Chairwoman of Seattle’s Duwamish Peoples. Historylink.org. Retrieved (2010,        April 6) from http://historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8963

Cronon, W., Miles, G., & Gitlin, J. (Ed.). (1992) Under an open sky, rethinking america’s western past. New York, NY: W.W.   Norton & Company.

Duchamp, C. (Producer). (2004). The Urban indian experience: the duwamish, seattle’s landless tribe. [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.kuow.org/program.php?id=6994

Hausdoerffer, J. (2009). Catlin’s lament. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas.

Historylink Staff. (2000). Treaty of Point Elliott, 1855. Historylink.org. Retrieved (2010 March 15) from http://historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2629

Hugo, R. (1976). Duwamish head. Port Townsend, WA: Copperhead Press.

Lange, G. (2000). Black River disappears in July 1916. Historylink.org. Retrieved (2010, May 3) from http://historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2624 

McClure, R., & McDonald, C. (2007, November 27). Will it be safe to eat fish from the duwamish?. Seattle Post Intelligencer.

Mitchell, D. (2000). Cultural geography, a critical introduction. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.

Partnow, J. (Producer). (2007). First peoples of the duwamish. [Web]. Retrieved from http://kuow.org/program.php?id=13477

Partnow, J. (Producer). (2007). Surviving on the duwamish. [Web]. Retrieved from http://kuow.org/program.php?id=13502

Sato, M. (1997). The Price of taming a river. Seattle, WA: The Mountaineers.

Stein, AJ. (2000). Arthur Ballard records and translates the legend of origin of the North Wind Weir on the Duwamish River beginning in 1916. Historylink.org. Retrieved (2010, May 1) from http://historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2590

Stein, AJ. (2003). Fort Dent Park. Historylink.org. Retrieved (2010, May 15) from http://historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=4114

Thompson, C. (2006). Cleaning up the duwamish river. [Web]. Retrieved from http://kuow.org/program.php?id=11376

Vecsey, C., & Venables, RW. (Ed.). (1980). American Indian environments. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press.

Wilma, D. (2001). Straightening of Duwamish River beins on October 14, 1913. Historylink.org. Retrieved (2010, May 1) from http://historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2986

Wilma, D. (2001). Seattle pioneers petition against a reservation on the Black River for the Duwamish tribe in 1866. Historylink.org. Retrieved (2010, March 23) from http://historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=2955

Wilma, D. (2001) U.S. adds Seattle’s Duwamish Waterway to National Priority List of polluted sites on September 13, 2001. Historylink.org. Retrieved (2010, Feb 16) from http://historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3561

Thank You:

I thoroughly enjoyed working on this project. Thanks to our mentor Katharyne Mitchell, and to our partners at 4Culture Tina Hoggatt, and Tamar Benzikry-Stern who helped inspire and educate us about our task at hand. It was a difficult process of narrowing down our research, and keeping our focus, when their were so many tempting and delightful things to look at. This is the product of our research, and we hope it will be helpful in informing the selected soundscape artist.