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Our collection specializes in Native American authors and topics, both historical and contemporary, with a focus on the Pacific Northwest. Click the link to the right to search the Library's collections of books, audio books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, and documents. You can also use this link to log into your library account. (Contact us if you need assistance with log-in.)


Featured Books




 By Allen & Gill Bridgewater


Next time you're looking for something Different from your usual practical or nostalgic carving project, turn to these fascinating, enigmatic masks, with their power to heal, curse, frighten, or trick, and their use for dancing, mourning, losing inhibitions, or preparing for war. Each of the 12 projects has been carefully researched to offer a range of carving styles. Full-color photos of the finished masks in their original authenticity are accompanied by over 200 scaled working drawings that show essential views, hands-on tool illustrations, and how-to close-ups of procedures and stages.



By:  W. Ben Hunt

Ben Hunt’s readable, easy-to-follow text and hand-drawn diagrams show how to use actual techniques and designs developed and perfected by the Indians.No special tools or even prior skills are required. From making rawhide to putting the finishing touches on a Sioux shirt, beginners and seasoned woodsmen alike will enjoy making the clothing and other objects that American Indians have been using for centuries. In addition, the book will prove a remarkable source of information about the first Americans—their highly developed artistry and design, their beliefs and traditions.



By: Matt Richards

Over 130 photos and illustrations bring you step by step from raw skin to velvety soft buckskin and then show you how to create beautiful garments and useful goods. Designed to be easily understood by the beginner yet rich with details for the experienced, this book teaches tanning as a natural process.  No chemicals are needed!  All the tools and materials are waiting around your home and land. While the tools are simple, having a great method is the key.


By: Christy Ann Hensler

A detailed step-by-step instructions and “how-to” sketches describe the techniques of quillworking, from plucking and preparing the quills, to finishing the product. Based on the original methods used by the Indians, Christy Hensler has brought quillworking into the twentieth century with her contemporary quilled creations.



By: William A. Turnbaugh

and Sarah Peabody Turnbaugh


More than 125 vivid color photographs display Indian-made wrought silver, turquoise, shell and coral jewelry brought together from the American Southwest's bright deserts, red canyon and timeless pueblos. The authors explore the diversity of this hand-crafted jewelry from historic collections as well as those available today on reservations and in shops and galleries. They explain the heritage conveyed by these distinctive products of Navajo, Zuni, Hopi, and Rio Grande Pueblo artisans.

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Merry Holidays!

It's the time of year that can be so crazy hectic, it's hard to know which end is up. If you feel your head spinning from all the holiday fun and madness, it might be a good time to take a moment for yourself and curl up with a good book. We have some great new books and some old favorites that can help transport you to another time and space. The Library is also a good place to escape to for a few minutes of calm. If you have more than a few minutes, we have a nice cozy corner that's the perfect reading nook. Not sure what to read? We're happy to make suggestions.

As we near the end of another year, we want to say háʔnəŋ cn nəsčáyəʔčaʔ! (Thank you, my friends!) for helping to make this a successful and rewarding year at the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal Library.

Yəhúməct (Take care of yourself)

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Change of Library Hours

The Tribal Library will be closed December 22-25 and will open again on Wednesday December 26. We will also be closed Tuesday, January 1st for New Year's Day.

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Call us: 360-681-4632
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Physical Address:

1070 Old Blyn Hwy
Sequim, WA 98382

Mailing Address:

1033 Old Blyn Hwy
Sequim, WA 98382

Library Hours

Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm


Sunday & Holidays Closed



Information ~ ʔuč

Physical Address:
1070 Old Blyn Hwy, Sequim, WA

Mailing Address:
1033 Old Blyn Hwy, Sequim, WA  98382

Phone: 360-681-4632



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