TulalipTulalip is a group of Native American peoples from western Washington state in the United States. The Tulalip people settled onto reservation lands after signing the Point Elliott Treaty with the former Washington Territory on January 22, 1855. The reservation's main population lives in Marysville, Washington.
The modern Tulalip is a mixture of several older indigenous peoples: the Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Skagit, Sauk-Suiattle, Samish and Stillaguamish; all these groups spoke a Salishan language called Lushootseed. Like many Northwest Coast natives, the Tulalip relied on fishing from local rivers for food and built plank houses (longhouses) to protect themselves from the harsh, wet winters west of the Cascade Mountains.