Located between the Puget Sound (west) and the Cascade Mountains (East), the rich rich soil produces some of the finest tulips in the world and stable families. It is the home of the several bands of Coast Salish Indians (united as the Swinomish Tribe). Discovered by European Explorers as early as 1500. Skagit County was originally settled by mostly loggers, many from Maine, (1862 census). The population increased rapidly in the 1880's and 90's with 2nd generation immigrants from the Plain states... Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, and the Dakotas, who arrived and rooted themselves in the dark flood plains.
The Native Americans. < The Swinomish Indian Community has its reservation on Slough... across from LaConner. I have not been able to do any research using tribe records. However, records are available for non-reservation Indians in the usual county records and some of those records have been included in this website ie. death certificates and yearbook pictures
A quick search of the web found these links for the Swinomish Tribe (much more available)
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