"Native Seattle offers a dynamic new model for writing urban and Indian histories together. Thrush successfully challenges narratives of progress in U.S. history that imply that modernity is predicated on the decline of Native people. . . . By demonstrating how white place-stories involving disappearing Indians have shaped our accounts, he successfully works to restore both the deeper history of urban places as well as the influence of Native people in the subsequent development of cities."
"Coll Thrush's book has importance far beyond the history of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest . . . revolutionary in his approach to the broad nature of Seattle's indigenous history. . . . This book will endure."
-Pacific Northwest Quarterly
"[A] vivid retelling of Native history in Seattle, and it is an incredible history. . . . We have tremendous roots, we just don't know it. So read this."