A community on the north shore of Tulalip Bay on the Tulalip Indian Reservation. The name is an Native American word with English spelling. Duh-hlay-lup means a wide bay with a small mouth, which is descriptive of the bay on which the town is located.
The Tulalip Tribes is a federally-recognized Native American tribe located on the 22,000-acre Tulalip Reservation. More than 50 percent of the land is in federal trust status; it is rich with natural resources. It was established to provide a permanent home for the Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Skagit, Suiattle, Samish and Stillaguamish tribes and allied bands living in the region.