JOHN ROMERO: Duwamish River Mural

Location: Behind Northwest Printers Supply, 6521 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108. The mural can also be seen from 4th Avenue S. and East Marginal Way close to S. Michigan St.

To conclude Duwamish Revealed, visual artist John Romero (Eastern Shoshone) was commissioned to create a mural on the Northwest Printers Supply building in Georgetown. Romero’s mural, created in collaboration with his son Joe, celebrates the four rivers that used to drain into the Duwamish: The Black, the Cedar, the Green, and the White. It also tells the legend of Sky-Taw, a being who lived at the mouth of the Black River.

I had been battling for the last few years with graffiti on a two story white wall,” said Douglas Craig, President of Northwest Printers Supply. “So I was excited and also relieved when I was approached about the idea of a mural. I learned from John about the Native history of Duwamish. I am proud to showcase this mural and hope that others will look into the history of the Duwamish. The wall has not had graffiti since.”

 

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