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 (də-wä′mĭsh) also Dwa·mish (dwä′mĭsh)
n. pl. Duwamish or Du·wa·mish·es also Dwamish or Dwa·mish·es
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting an area of the eastern shore of Puget Sound near present-day Seattle, Washington. The Duwamish became extinct as a people in the 1900s.
2. The Coast Salish language of the Duwamish.
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SeaTac Marine Services is a full-service logistical support and freight company with a 12 [1/2] acre marine terminal on the Duwamish Waterway located in Seattle, WA.
The earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth- Chief Seattle (1786 -1866), Suquamish and Duwamish leader.
O'Shaughnessy is a graduate student at the University of Washington in the Department of History (situated on Duwamish, Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot territory).
The following words of Chief Seattle of Duwamish tribe (1780-1866) is a potent reminder of the interrelatedness of all beings:
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Sustainability is a way of business for the high-profile Duwamish facility, located on a key thoroughfare into downtown Seattle.
Harrell was first elected to the City Council in 2008 and put in charge of overseeing the District 2, the area bound by the Duwamish River, Lake Washington, and I-90.
The pioneers who built Seattle polluted and plumbed the lower Duwamish River for a century, straightening its wild curves and saturating its sediment with toxic chemicals from an asphalt plant, Boeing manufacturing facilities and other industries.
"The Lenca people are ancestral guardians of the rivers, in turn protected by the spirits of young girls, who teach us that giving our lives in various ways for the protection of the rivers is giving our lives for the well-being of humanity and of the planet." For many of the people in attendance that night, the language and concepts Caceres used brought to mind the words of Chief Seattle, of the Duwamish indigenous tribe in western Washington state, when he rejected, in 1854, a US government offer to buy the group's community lands.
Nearly every space provides daylight and views of the restored 4.6 acre (1.9 ha) former brownfield site, including the Duwamish Waterway.