Princess Angeline–with the filmmaker

PRESENTED BY: Sno-King Meaningful Movies
7:00 PM, Saturday, October 3, 2015 PST
Location: Edmonds, WA (click for map)

Filmmaker Sandy Osawa and Duwamish elder Edith Loyer Nelson will be joining us following the film for an in-depth conversation.

Learn the story of the Duwamish and their struggle to gain tribal status through the life of Princess Angeline, daughter of Chief Seattle.  

Treaty promises never fulfilled. Tribal recognition granted by one administration, then withdrawn by another.  A complex story told in a  53 minute documentary film by award winning Seattle filmmakers Sandy and Yasu Osawa.

The first signer of the 1855 Treaty was Chief Seattle, father of Princess Angeline.

Duwamish longhouses once flourished in and around Seattle, but in 1865 Indians were ordered out of the city. Princess Angeline and a few others refused to leave, and we watch the city growing around them, leaving them landless. This film explores the story of the Duwamish people primarily through the life of Princess Angeline, who is buried in Seattle. The past is present as we learn about their continuing struggle for tribal recognition today.


This event is free and open to the public.  Following the showing there will be refreshments and discussion.  Donations are accepted to defray our costs.

 For more information and an interview with the director of the film visit here.


Special Guests: Director Sandy Osawa and Duwamish elder Edith Loyer Nelson


  • Peace and Justice Committee, Edmonds UU Church
  • Snohomish County Peace Action
  • Social Action Ministry, Shoreline UU Church

Release Year: 2014

Running Time: 53 min.

Director: Sandy & Yasu Osawa

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