Tribes across the Northwest gather at Puget Sound for a three day event featuring dance competitions, intricate artwork, and other contests. The gathering has taken place for thousands of years.
Tribes exchange goods and create lifelong relationships with others. The Sa' Heh' Wa Mish pow-wow and art fair at Little Creek Casino Resort is on the Squaxin Island Reservation.
The gathering is a very important tradition and value. It allows tribal people to get together and share with one another acquired knowledge gained throughout the years. Tourism is a major economic development and for tribes, specifically, when it comes to selling artwork. The gathering also allows other people to learn about tribal culture.