New York Alki

Denny GroupWhite settlers arrived in the Seattle area and founded a townsite they initially called New York-Alki by adding a phrase from the Chinook slang meaning “by-and-by.” They quickly relocated a short distance across Elliott Bay to the area that is now known as Pioneer Square, where a safe deep-water harbor was accessible. As a tribute to the Duwamish leader Sealth, this hamlet was given the name Seattle.