The history behind Twilight’s Quileute tribe

The Quileute tribe, popularized by the Twilight franchise, was a real Native American tribe located in Western Washington. They lived in large communal longhouses and lived off of fish, shellfish, wild game, roots and berries. In the 1820s settlers began to discover the tribe. In 1855 a treaty was created for the Natives to sign which would establish a reservation for different tribes in the area. In return, the natives would give up their land. The reservation is called the Quileute Indian Reservation, and still exists today. Just like it is presented in the Twilight series, La Push, Washington is home to the Quileute Tribe. Hey wait a second; When do the vampires come into all this?

Quileute Tribe Tattoo

Map of Tribes