About the Puyallup Tribe
The Puyallup Tribe of Indians have lived along the shores of the Puget Sound in Washington State for thousands of years.
The people of the Puyallup Tribe have been known for “generous and welcoming behavior to all people who enter our lands.” Living off the waters of the Puyallup River fed by Mount Rainier, the Puyallup People fished, hunted, and traveled by these waters. Using the Western red cedar to make many things like homes, utensils, and canoes.
The Puyallup Tribe's Regional Impact
As one of the most urban tribes in the United States, the Puyallup Tribe is committed to being a good neighbor. It is consistently one of the top 10 employers in Pierce County, it fights to protect the environment, its economic development projects create jobs, and it donates millions of dollars each year to charitable organizations through its Charity Trust Board and through donations made directly by the Puyallup Tribal Council.
Tribal Occupational Safety and Health (TOSH) Director Kim Turnipseed and Administrative Assistant Edmond “Skip” Laugharn have been a constant in the department since its inception seven years ago.