HistoryLink: Seattle's First Christmas


Subject:
Washington State: History By Place , Washington State: Society & Social Issues , Holidays , Seattle

Description:
Essay "gleaned from much reading of local history" about the celebration of Christmas in New York Alki (the first settlement that become Seattle) in 1851, which took place "only six short weeks ... since the Arthur Denny party had made their historic landing." Includes a description of the participants and of the celebration, which included two wild geese, "a small amount of tea for the elders, and ... clam juice" for the children.

Creator:
Nordstrand, Dorothea

Publisher:
History Ink

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=4138


PID= res:lii-19914