Seattle has a rich and fascinating history that dates back to the end of the last glacial period, some 10,000 years ago. The Coast Salish people, including the Duwamish Tribe and Suquamish, were among the first to call this area home, living in 13 villages within the city limits during the mid-1850s. Evidence of continuous human habitation dating back to the 6th century C.E. can be found at the Port of Seattle Terminal 107 site, situated on the Western bank of the Duwamish River. Although the site was abandoned around 1800 for unknown reasons, it remains a testament to the enduring presence of humans in this region. Other notable village sites include the birthplace of Chief Seattle, located near the current King Street Station. Seattle’s rich cultural heritage is a source of pride for its inhabitants and a reminder of the city’s enduring legacy.