HomeNews and EventsVideo: People of Rainier – Jeffrey Thomas, Puyallup and Muckleshoot Tribal Member Video: People of Rainier – Jeffrey Thomas, Puyallup and Muckleshoot Tribal Member Follow the stories of people whose lives have been changed by The Mountain as we highlight colorful characters and personalities of Mt. Rainier. It is their stories that define the iconic Mt. Rainier region. From the time when folks first set eyes on this majestic mountain peak, it has inspired people from the depth of their souls. Our video series tells the stories of how many have become one with this mountain, each from a unique perspective; each with a different story to tell. All inspiring! Growing up in the shadow of Rainier – or ‘Tahoma’ as it is known in the Lushootseed language – Puyallup and Muckleshoot Tribal Member Jeffrey Thomas has spent much of his life reacquainting himself with his historical homelands and working to protect them. He expounds on the spiritual power and historical importance of ‘the mountain’, and the responsibility we all share in caring for her into the future.