Lummi Nation

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Guide to Lummi Nation ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and other agency records.

Lummi woman by Edward S.Curtis 2.jpg

Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

Lummi Indian Business Council
2616 Kwina Rd.
Bellingham WA, 98226
Phone: 360-384-1489
Website; Facebook

History[edit | edit source]

Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]

1820: Fort Langley established by the Hudson Bay Company

1820s: Trade with the Hudson Bay Company began

1843: The Hudson Bay Company established forts in Vitoria and British Columbia

1850: The tribe moved to the Puget Sound islands in an effort to avoid smallpox epidemics and inter tribal warfare

1855: Treaty of Point Elliot, cede land to United States

1857: Reverend Eugene Casimir Chirouse, a Roman Catholic arrived in the area

1858: Gold was discovered near Fraser River bringing more settlers

1859: Lummi Reservation is established

Additional References to the History of the Tribe[edit | edit source]

Frederick Webb Hodge, in his Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, gave a very brief history of the Lummi Tribe.

Agency[edit | edit source]

Tulalip Agency

Reservations[edit | edit source]

This tribe is primarily associated with the Lummi Reservation in Washington.

The Lummi Tribe was under the jurisdiction of:

Washington Superintendency

Oregon Superintendency

Records[edit | edit source]

The majority of records of individuals were those created by the agencies. Some records may be available to tribal members through the tribal headquarters.They were (and are) the local office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and were charged with maintaining records of the activities of those under their responsibility. Among these records are:

Agency Records[edit | edit source]

Correspondence and Census[edit | edit source]

Tribe Agency Location of Original Records

Pre-1880 Corresponendce

M234 RG75 Rolls 962

Roll Number




Post-1885 Census

M595 RG 75 Rolls 693

Roll Number




Lummi Tulalip Agency 1854-1952 Seattle - - Rolls 582-93 FHL 576,937, 583041-052

Treaty[edit | edit source]

  • 1855 Point Elliott with the Dwamish, Suqamish Etc., 

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

  • Tulalip Agency, M595,

Births and deaths 1924-1931, FHL Film: 583049,
Births and deaths 1925-1932, FHL Film: 583050

Important Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Bibliography[edit | edit source]