MAY 31, 1896


Born around 1820 in Seattle, Washington, Angeline was the eldest daughter of Duwamish Chief Seattle and the only child of his first wife.  The 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott required that all Duwamish Indians leave their land for reservations, but Angeline remained in Seattle in a waterfront cabin near what is now Pike Place Market.  She survived by doing laundry and selling handwoven baskets.  Like her father, she became a Roman Catholic and was devout.  Angeline was a familiar figure, bent and wrinkled, a red handkerchief over her head, walking slowly and painfully using a cane.  It was not unusual to see her seated on the sidewalk devoutly reciting her beads.  She was buried in Lake View Cemetery on Capitol Hill.  Pursuant to her request, her coffin was shaped like a canoe.  Her death marked the end of the direct descendants of Chief Seattle for whom this city was named.  

Sources:  Corinna Laughlin, "The Rosary of Princess Angeline," St. James Cathedral. Archdiocese of Seattle, 6/8/2014. Retrieved 7/1/2019, Clarence B. Bagley, "Chief Seattle and Angeline," The Washington Historical Quarterly. University of Washington. Vol. 22, Issue 4 (October 1931), pp. 243–275.  Retrieved 7/1/2019,
Photo:  Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952), 1893.  Public Domain in U.S.:  Pre 1/1/1925.  Public Domain in Canada:  Pre 1/1/1949.  Public Domain elsewhere where copyright term is author’s life plus 100 years or less.

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