About the Puyallup Tribe's GIS Department

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is computer-based technology that enables information associated with a physical location to be mapped, viewed and analyzed. GIS is a powerful tool for describing existing conditions, modeling future possibilities and generating solutions. At the Puyallup Tribe, the GIS Department’s mission is to provide excellent GIS services to the Tribal Government and Community so that they have timely, accurate information for effective decision-making. The GIS Department principally assists other Tribal Departments with the acquisition, management, analysis and visualization of their spatial data. We complete several hundred mapping requests for Tribal Departments and Members each year, resulting in the annual production of about 1,000 maps and well over a hundred reports.

GIS Department Members

  • Jim Mudd, GIS Director
  • Michael Polly, Sr. GIS Analyst
  • Kaitlin Schrup, GIS Analyst
  • Max Seidita, GIS Analyst
  • John Strickler, GIS Technician

Contact Info

For map or project requests, use our GIS Work Request Form

GIS Help Desk: (253) 382-6390

Physical Address:
Geographic Information Systems Department
Puyallup Tribe of Indians
3700 Pacific Hwy E, Suite 311
Fife, WA 98424

Mailing Address:
3009 Portland Ave
Tacoma, WA 98404


Please help us keep your data up to date! Send your corrections to GIS@PuyallupTribe.com. Thank you.

Puyallup Reservation/Facilities Map

  • Map of Puyallup Reservation (1873 Survey) featuring Puyallup Tribe facilities along with labeled roads and city/county boundaries.
  • The Reservation Map can be used in determining whether a location is on or off the reservation. Caution: If uncertain whether a particular location is on the reservation, especially if that location lies near the reservation boundary, please contact the GIS Department.
  • File: PDF, 4.5 megabytes, 28×40″ page size.

Native Peoples of Washington

  • General reference map depicting the native peoples of Washington. Map features modern-day tribal entities mapped by reservation or point location.
  • File: PDF, 1 megabyte, 11×17″ page size.

Puyallup Reservation Map with Lushootseed

  • General reference map of the Puyallup Reservation [1873 Survey (Settlement Agreement Update)]. Includes text in Lushootseed/Twulshootseed, the native language of the Puyallup.
  • File: PDF, 4.8 megabytes, 17×22” page size (prints to letter size)

Important Note: The boundary of the Puyallup Indian Reservation is similar, but not identical, to the 1873 Survey Area. Maps authored by the Puyallup Tribe depict a more current version of the line surveyed in 1873 including lands that are part of the Puyallup Indian Reservation as a result of the 1988 Puyallup Land Claims Settlement, 25 U.S.C. §1773.