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Unearthing the ‘horrors’ of the Tulalip Indian School
The Tulalip boarding school evolved from a Catholic mission into a weapon for the government to eradicate Native culture. Interviews with survivors and primary documents give accounts of violent cultural suppression under the guise of education at the “Carlisle of the West,” modeled after the notorious Carlisle Indian Industrial School.
‘Genocide our people survived’: Tulalip school fueled generations of pain
Growing up in the Tulalip boarding school, Harriette Shelton Dover would “just sit absolutely still and watch my playmates die” of illness, hunger and cold. The Daily Herald dug into rosters and other records at Tulalip that reveal a staggering death toll — and pain passed from generation to generation.
Tulalip’s Stolen Children: A special report on Native American boarding schools
Since the 1800s, Native American families have grappled with the trauma of abuse and forced assimilation at hundreds of boarding schools across the country. One served as a cornerstone of the Tulalip Reservation in Snohomish County. These are stories of life and death at Tulalip and elsewhere.
A brief timeline of Pacific Northwest boarding schools
The Tulalip Indian School had roots as a Catholic mission founded in 1857. Its history is intertwined with the Tulalip Reservation.
Survivor’s story: Snohomish man, 76, lives with boarding school trauma
“We were always hungry,” said Matthew War Bonnet Jr., 76, who was forcibly taken to the St. Francis Indian School in the 1950s.
Mysteries of boarding school era linger at Tulalip graveyards
Over 30 children are buried at Priest Point and Mission Beach. But dozens of plots from the boarding school era are nameless.
On harm of Native mascots, Marysville has a homegrown expert
Stephanie Fryberg graduated from the school, home of the Tomahawks — for now. She’s a leading researcher on Native representation.
‘Back in our home’: Tulalips celebrate Salmon Ceremony return
Over 100 people gathered to welcome the King Salmon on Saturday after two years of pandemic.
Marysville man accused of over 12 armed robberies at massage parlors
The suspect reportedly said he targeted Asian spas, “believing they would be hesitant to report the crimes.”
‘Conflicted’ feelings in Tulalip: School mascot ‘Tomahawks’ to stay
A state law change fanned a year of debate over whether the mascot is offensive. Tulalip elders tended to support it.
Slain Tulalip man identified; suspect held for investigation
Police arrested a man in the Saturday death of Francisco Barraso-Ortega, 60, on the Tulalip Reservation.
Duwamish recognition fight underscores plight of treaty tribes
The Stillaguamish, Snohomish and other local tribes struggled for decades for federal recognition — and some are still struggling.
Man arrested in Tulalip homicide on Totem Beach Road
A man, 60, was found dead Saturday night. Police believe another man killed him.
Serve a tasty, beefed-up version of an American classic
The Monster Burger, The Pig in a Poke is a proven favorite at the Quil Ceda Creek Casino. Here’s how to make your version for Memorial Day cookouts.
35 teachers get layoff notices as Marysville braces for loss of levies
Athletics and security staff are also in danger, as district leaders look to trim $13.5 million from next year’s budget.
Tulalip woman helped uncover dark history of Indian boarding schools
A long-awaited national report identified 53 graveyards where Indigenous students were buried. One federal school was at Tulalip.
Tulalip candlelight vigil honors missing, murdered Native women
On reservations, “a lot of people just disappear and that’s it.” A vigil aimed to bring closure and understanding of the history.
The ‘stinking rose’ is a flavorful bulb worth celebrating today
When all you want is more garlic, these compound butter recipes add a burst of flavor to dishes year-round.
Man, 22, dies after crashing into power pole near Lake Goodwin
He lost control of his car on West Lake Goodwin Road, police say. A 15-year-old girl had minor injuries.
New alert system aims to bring home missing Indigenous people
Gov. Jay Inslee signed a law creating the new system. Families of the missing and murdered say it’s a start.