In response to your requests, the City of Tacoma’s Community and Economic Development Department has provided an image of the city’s first Native American monument. Our post
from last week described the monument as “a cedar statue of a Native American woman. Located in Tollefson Plaza, a place that was once an important village site to the Puyallup
people (the first people to occupy Tacoma), she stands 22 feet tall and wears a traditional woven cedar hat and white dress with a Thunderbird design. Her hands are outstretched in a welcoming gesture.”
Photo provided by City of Tacoma Community and Economic Development Department, taken by Steven Miller.