A historical photograph of sailing canoes in Fidalgo Bay.


The mission of the Samish Archives is to obtain and preserve records and artifacts relevant to Samish History and Culture.

The Archives Program maintains, preserves, and protects Samish collections according to professional and Samish Indian Nation standards. The Samish Archives contains significant historical information comprising a valuable resource that impacts nearly every Samish program and member. The community, tribal members, and students are able to conduct research in many areas: tribal history, genealogy, archaeology, and photographs.

The Archives Program accepts donations of documents, photographs, educational materials, audio records, archaeological artifacts, and other materials that relate to the history and culture of the Samish Indian Nation. Please contact the Archives Program if you have information pertaining to Samish history and culture, or if you would like to donate items. All materials considered for donation will be evaluated to determine eligibility for inclusion in the collections.

Harvest Meal

Anacortes, WA

Celebrate autumn with a shared meal and good company! Please RSVP by November 5 so we can save you a seat!

Dates: 17 – 17 Nov, 2018

Culture Committee Meeting

Anacortes, WA

Fourth quarterly meeting of the Culture Committee.

Dates: 18 – 18 Nov, 2018

Offices Closed - Thanksgiving & American Indian Heritage Day

Anacortes, WA

Our office will be closed on Thursday and Friday November 22nd & 23rd to celebrate Thanksgiving and American Indian Heritage Day.

Dates: 22 – 23 Nov, 2018

Lights of Christmas

Stanwood, WA

Stroll through a holiday park filled with amazing light displays!

Dates: 29 Nov – 29 Dec, 2018

Everett Silvertips

Everett, WA 98201

Come watch the Silvertips take on the Kootenay Ice!

Dates: 01 – 01 Dec, 2018

Christmas Party

Anacortes, WA 98221

Everyone is invited to the Samish Christmas party to celebrate the winter season and its holiday cheer! Santa will be there 1:00 – 3:00! Please RSVP by December 3

Dates: 16 – 16 Dec, 2018

Offices Closed - Holiday Break

Anacortes, Washington

Our office will be closed on Monday, December 24th through Tuesday, January 1st for the holiday break.

Dates: 24 Dec, 2018 – 01 Jan, 2019

Honoring Our Babies

Anacortes, Washington

Join us in honoring our babies born 2015 - 2018.

Dates: 19 – 19 Jan, 2019