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You can only get there by boat, and the entire trip takes about 4 hours, but a journey to Tillicum Village on Blake Island is a unique way to learn something more about the Seattle area and the Native American tribes that called this region home for thousands of years. At Tillicum Village, a number of local tribes cooperatively present a salmon bake (the fish is cooked over alderwood fires) in a re-created longhouse, followed by a show of traditional dances illustrating stories from the different tribal cultures. And please take my word for it: this is not a hokey experience. The presentation is sophisticated, and the food is quite tasty. It is an entertaining and educational introduction to the pre-European cultural history of Pacific Northwest. Appropriately, the site is forested Blake Island, believed to be an ancient campground of the Duwamish and Suquamish tribes, and the likely birthplace of Chief Seattle. You can enjoy a walk on the beach or a short hike after the performance. The boat trip takes about 45 minutes each way and includes interesting live commentary and history. This is a great family-friendly excursion.