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. First settled in the 1850s, it prospered after the coming of the railroad in 1884 and became a boom town during the Alaskan gold rush of 1897. It is now an important commercial, transportation, and industrial hub and a major port of entry. Population: 582,000.