Feb 7th Declared “Native American Expulsion Remembrance Day”

Did you know that Seattle Banned Native Americans from living within the city limits?

February 7th now designated as Native American Expulsion Remembrance Day in King County.

The proclamation comes in response to the 150 year old ordinance to ban Native peoples from Seattle city limits.

Section 1 of Seattle Ordinance No. 5 stated:

“Be it ordained by the Board of Trustees of the Town of Seattle, That no Indian or Indians shall be permitted to reside, or locate their residences on any street, highway, lane, or alley or any vacant lot in the town of Seattle, from a point known as the South side of Chas. Plummer’s ten acre lot to a point known as the South side of Bell’s land claim.”