Tulalip Tribes opening $19 million cultural center

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TULALIP, Wash. (AP) -- The Tulalip Tribes opens a $19 million cultural center on Saturday on the reservation near Marysville.

The Seattle Times reports (http://bit.ly/quKWfz ) the Hibulb Cultural Center takes its name from the Indian stronghold at the mouth of the Snohomish River -- "place of a thousand fires."

The Tulalip Tribes are descendants of the Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Skykomish and other tribes that signed the Treaty of Point Elliott.

The Tulalips have about 4,000 members and about 2,400 live on the reservation.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com