Community Relations

Past community events

students, friends, and children pose with Holly the Husky in front of a parade vehicle

Holly the Husky and the UWB community participating in the city of Bothell 4th of July Parade (07/04/2014)

student smiling and sitting at the UW Bothell booth

UWB booth at the Celebrate Woodinville Festival (08/16/2014)

Sammamish People

The Sammamish people were a Coast Salish Native American tribe in the Sammamish River Valley in central King County, Washington. Their name is variously translated as "meander dwellers" or "willow people." They were also known to early European-American settlers as "Squak", "Simump", and "Squowh." They were closely related to the Duwamish, and have often been considered a Duwamish sub-group as part of the "People of the Large Lake" who lived near Lake Washington. Like the Duwamish, the Sammamish originally spoke a southern dialect of Lushootseed.

The largest Sammamish village was tlah-WAH-dees at the mouth of the Sammamish River, which at the time was between present-day Kenmore and Bothell, east of its present location at the southwest corner of Kenmore.
Read more about the Sammamsh people.