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Coast Salish
Map by Regalmanemperor
Map by Regalmanemperor
Old-Man House
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Traits req. mod
Charismatc, Financial

The Coast Salish led by Seattle is a custom civilization by Colonialist Legacies[1], produced by Neirai the Forgiven, DMS, Chrisy, Reedstilt, TPangolin and Regalmanemperor.

This mod requires Brave New World.


Coast Salish[]

The Coast Salish occupied much of the American Pacific Northwest and Canadian British Columbia including the modern metropolitan areas of Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria. The Lushootseed language is spoken in the Puget Sound region and is a member of the Southern Coastal Salish language subgroup. Tribes that are believed to have spoken Lushootseed include the Duwamish, the Steilacoom, the Suquamish, the Muckleshoot, the Snoqualmie, the Nisqually, and the Puyallup. While the society of each tribes varies based on their exact area of settlement, fishing was commonly relied upon by these peoples, as they benefitted from the salmon population in the Puget Sound watershed.

The story of the Lushootseed-speaking Salish mirrors that of many other Native American groups during that time period. In 1854, the Treaty of Medicine Creek was signed, forcing the relocation of many native Americans in exchange for their continuing fishing rights. The Puget Sound War, though brief and small in scale, had devastating consequences the sourthern Salish tribes involved. Relatively few people died during the conflict, but Chief Leschi was captured and put on trial for murder, later to be hanged. Today, Salish peoples live in reservations scattered throughout Washington state.


Si'ahl, or Seattle, was perhaps the most important player in American - Coast Salish relations in the 19th century. He was a chief, but not the principal chief, of the Salish peoples living in what is now the Vancouver and Seattle areas of Canada and the U.S. state of Washington. While Seattle was in no ways a direct authority among his people, he wielded no small degree of influence, and is remembered for causing an end to American-Salish conflict with a famous speech bearing his name. While the events surrounding Seattle's life have been romanticized and distorted for various modern purposes, his legacy has lasted long into the current age.

Dawn of Man[]


Art by TPangolin

Oh wise and generous Seattle, you who saw the signs of the coming age and so equipped your people for the future, blessed are you among men. Your people, the Coast Salish, thrived upon the choicest lands, near Puget Sound in what is now Washington State in America, and on Vancouver Island in Canada. Situated between jealous enemies, your people nontheless managed to thrive and create an advanced society based on distinctive art and architecture and the law of generosity.

When the Americans began to settle in your lands, you held your people back from war and generously offered your lands to the colonists, claiming that the age of the Coast Salish was at its end and the time of the colonist had come. But your era was not at its end. Because of your actions, your people have been resilient to the rigors and suffering of life without their land, and even now, are one of the most powerful and influential First Nations.

Seattle! We look to your decisive and benevolent leadership to set the path for our future. Gaze upon the world and read it like a sign in the heavens. Speak the truth, and with these words open the door to a civilization that will stand forever and never fade despite the rigors of time!

Introduction: Greetings! I see the favor of the spirit of God on you. Come, let us share what we know of the Creator.

Introduction: Welcome to the beautiful lands of the Coast Salish. Your countenance is a gift to me from the Creator.

Defeat: God has not abandoned us. One day, when you least expect it, we will return in numbers.

Unique Attributes[]

Coast Salish (Seattle)

Art by TPangolin

The Law of Generosity

Spending Gold Gold generates Goldenage Golden Age Points. At the beginning of a Golden Age, City-States you have a Trade Route with gift you Influence Influence.


Art by TPangolin

Sto:Mex (Pikeman)
  • Can upgrade into a Longswordsman.
  • After Level 3, produces 1 Gold Gold per level.

Art by TPangolin

Potlatch House (Bank)
  • Causes Traderoute Trade Routes with foreign cities to produce +2 Food Food and +1 Happy Happiness in both cities, rather than additional gold.
  • Each Potlatch House increases the Influence influence level of your Law of Generosity trait.
City List
  1. Old-Man House
  2. Spahbahdeed
  3. Stahlahl
  4. Sahtsahkahl
  5. Pahpahdeel
  6. Pahsahweh
  7. Shoobahltoo
  8. Twhahbkoh
  9. Skahtehlbsh
  10. Spahdehlgwelh
  11. Suhteecheeb
  12. Hahchoo
  13. Swahtsoogweel
  14. Hehskweekweel
  15. Tlehls
  16. Toohoobeed
  17. Sahtsootseed
  18. Shillshohl
  19. Tohlahltoo
  20. Hahahpoos
  21. Yeelehkhood
  22. Tookwhehlteed
  23. Skohahlkoh
  24. Tahwedeets
  25. Spahbahdeed
  26. Toohoodeedoo
  27. Sawhwahwhwehwad
  28. Doowehkwoolts
  29. Stook
  30. Chootuhbahltw
  31. Tuhbtuhbyookw
  32. Tooohbehdahbsh
Spy List
  • Dan George
  • Cheethlum
  • Capilano
  • Thumquas
  • Otter
  • Tjolzhitsay
  • Slem-cry-cre
  • Charlo
  • Vi Taqwseblu Hilbert
  • Charles Elliott




Peace Theme War Theme

Salish Peace

'Salish Sound' by Colin Farish, Glen Moore, John-Carlos Perea, Glen Velez, Premdip Edward Lasker, and Doug Scheuerell '???' by ??? (Chanting in theme sounds similar to Civ 5's "Dream of the Navajo" background music)

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World

Events & Decisions[]

Constuct Underground Dwellings[]

Slave Hunters have been sighted nearby, threatening our people! We should contruct dwellings hidden below the ground to protect ourselves.


  • Player must be the Coast Salish
  • Must have researched Engineering
  • May only be enacted once per game


  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate


  • Cities gain +3 Hit Points for each Citizen Citizen it has. (Note: This bonus is not removed if Population decreases.)

Concoct a recipe for Poison-tipped projectiles[]

Our hunters report that their prey -- both animal and human -- are particularly cunning and resilient. We should call upon our nobles to concoct a deadly toxin from a mixture of berries, toxic petals, and rotten deer livers.


  • Player must be the Coast Salish
  • Must have researched Trapping
  • Must have researched Archery
  • May only be enacted once per game


  • 40 Science Science


  • Archery and Gun Units will apply a -4% debuff to the Strength Combat Strength of their targets whenever performing an attack. The debuff will persist until the targeted Unit heals. For each time the targeted Unit heals, it regains +4% of its Strength Combat Strength. The applied Combat Strength debuff is capped at -20%.

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 24 May 2020


  • Lungora/Fiona: Art, SQL, Design
  • Jarcast: Lua, SQL, Art Tweaks
  • Coiot: Civ Alpha
  • Darth Kyofu: LS Rework
  • TPangolin: Critical Input and Moral Support

Notes and References[]

Colonialist Legacies Civilizations
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BeothukBlackfootCoast SalishCreeChimuDeneInuitKimberleyKulinMurriWabanakiZapotecs
AnishinaabeAustralia (Bob Hawke)BoersMadagascarSamoaSouth AfricaTlingitYugra