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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

Earth Vowels

In Earth Vowels we hear Duane Niatum's powerful autobiographic journey voiced not in a cacophony of consonants, but in the full tones of resonating vowels that round out his life.

My Heart Soars

A collection of memories, life stories, wisdom and poetry from the perspective of one of the nations most influential First Nation's Chiefs.

When the Rain Sings

A collection of poems written by young Native Americans, inspired by or matched with photographs of artifacts and people from the National Museum of the American Indian.

From Sand Creek

From Sand Creek makes a large statement about injustices done to Native peoples in the name of Manifest Destiny. It also makes poignant reference to the spread of that ambition in other parts of the world--notably in Vietnam--as Ortiz asks himself what it is to be an American, a U.S. citizen, and an Indian.

Whereas

WHEREAS confronts the coercive language of the United States government in its responses, treaties, and apologies to Native American peoples and tribes, and reflects that language in its officiousness and duplicity back on its perpetrators.

Community Voice

What level of S'Klallam Language learning are you interested in pursuing?
Full certification: 21 votes (100%)
Able to have a conversatoin: 0 votes (0%)
Learn songs and phrases: 0 votes (0%)
How to introduce myself properly: 0 votes (0%)
Able to read signs around campus: 0 votes (0%)
Other (send us an email!): 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 21

Spotlight!

April is Poetry Month!

“Read poetry because the world and our emotions and our ideas are always more complicated than we want them to be.” [and poetry helps us make sense of them, or] “Read poetry so you can hate National Poetry Month knowledgeably on social media.” (https://www.huffingtonpost.com/dan-chelotti-/why-read-poetry_b_5227554.html)

Regardless of the reason, we have some wonderful books of poetry by Native American authors. If you love poetry, you will find plenty to feed your passion. If you hate poetry, just try it again. It never hurts to read out of your comfort zone occasionally. Try familiar authors like Sherman Alexie  or S’Klallam poet, Duane Niatum. Or dig deeper for some hidden gems like Mary Tallmountain, Natalie Diaz, or the talented writers in “#NotYourPrincess.” If you try it, you might find yourself pleasantly surprised. If not, like the quote above says, at least you can trash poetry more knowledgeably.

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Call us: 360-681-4632
Email us: library@jamestowntribe.org
Physical Address:

1070 Old Blyn Hwy
Sequim, WA 98382

Mailing Address:

1033 Old Blyn Hwy
Sequim, WA 98382

Library Hours

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Saturday

9:00am-Noon
1:00pm-4:00pm

Sunday & Holidays Closed

 

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Physical Address:
1070 Old Blyn Hwy, Sequim, WA

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

Phone: 360-681-4632

Email:  library@jamestowntribe.org

Website: library.jamestowntribe.org

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