seaport in WC Wash., on Puget Sound
Origin of Seattlecity renamed (1852) after Seathl (1786?-1866), an Indian chief
Originally Seatlh. 1786?-1866
Native American leader of the Duwamish, Suquamish, and allied peoples, who befriended white settlers of the Pacific Northwest. The city of Seattle is named for him.
A city of west-central Washington bounded by Puget Sound and Lake Washington. Now the commercial center of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle was settled in the 1850s and grew as a port and supply center during the Alaskan gold rush of 1897.x