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Puyallup Indians

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Puyallup Indians. From Pwiya’lap, the native name of Puyallup River.

Puyallup Connections. The Puyallup belonged to the Nisqually dialectic group of the Coastal division of the Salishan linguistic family.

Puyallup Location. At the mouth of Puyallup River and the neighboring coast, including Carr Inlet and the southern part of Vashon Island.

Puyallup Villages

Puyallup Population. (See Nisqually Indians.) The report of the United States Office of Indian Affairs for 1937 gave 322 Puyallup.

Connection in which the Puyallup Indians have become noted. The name Puyallup is preserved by a river, an Indian reservation, a glacier, an important town in Pierce County, and in the ridge called Puyallup Cleaver.