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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.) Search Library Catalog or Log-in to your library account

 

Featured Books

Muscogee Daughter:My Sojourn to the Miss America Pageant by Susan Supernaw

How American is Miss America? For Susan Supernaw, a Muscogee (Creek) and Munsee Native American, the question wasn’t just academic. Throughout a childhood clouded by poverty, alcoholism, abuse, and a physical disability, Supernaw sought escape in school and dance and the Native American Church. She became a presidential scholar, won a scholarship to college, and was crowned Miss Oklahoma in 1971.Chronicling a quest to escape poverty and find meaning, Supernaw’s story is revealing, humorous, and deeply moving. Muscogee Daughter is the story of finding a Native American identity among the distractions and difficulties of American life and of discerning an identity among competing notions of what it is to be a woman, a Native American, and a citizen of the world.

Night Flying Woman: An Ojibway Narrative by Ignatia Broker

With the art of a practiced storyteller, Ignatia Broker recounts the life of her great-great-grandmother, Night Flying Woman, who was born in the mid-19th century and lived during a chaotic time of enormous change, uprootings, and loss for the Minnesota Ojibway. But this story also tells of her people's great strength and continuity. This popular book is also available on audiotape read by Debra Smith. An enrolled member of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa, she has performed her own poetry on a syndicated radio series on Native writers. (Goodreads)

Alanis Obomsawin: The Vison of a Native Filmmaker by Randolph Lewis

In more than twenty powerful films, Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin has waged a brilliant battle against the ignorance and stereotypes that Native Americans have long endured in cinema and television. In this book, the first devoted to any Native filmmaker, Obomsawin receives her due as the central figure in the development of indigenous media in North America. 

Women of the Earth Lodges: Tribal Life of teh Plains by Virginia B.Peters

In Women of the Earth Lodges, Virginia Peters uses women’s accounts, myths and creation stories, and anthropological and archaeological data to examine the influence and vitality of Plains Indian women. She demonstrates that village life was organized around women’s labor and the women acted as partners with men in economic, social, and religious affairs-functions overlooked by contemporary observers.

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Spotlight!

Happy New Year!

It's a new year with new experiences and opportunities. It's also time for a new calendar. Check out the 2020 Jamestown S'Klallam Language Calendar! on the Klallam Language page. You'll also find videos of Jamestown's Certified Language Instructor, Loni Greninger, speaking the language to help you learn how to say the words and sentences in the calendar. 

Also new to the website is a link to the short film From Source to Sea: the Dungeness Watershed a film we screened recently in collaboration with the League of Women Voters of Clallam County. Below the film link, you'll find one to the recording of Hansi Hals, Director of Natural Resources for the Tribe, as she explains Water Rights and History: "From Time Immemorial." Below that link is one to the League's full lecture series.

We couldn't start the New Year without talking about the best books of 2019, so on the Collections page you'll find links to various "best of" sources. 

We wish you the best of health, love, and joy in the coming New Year!

háʔnəŋ st nəsčáyəʔčaʔ! (we thank you, our friends!)

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Email us: library@jamestowntribe.org
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1070 Old Blyn Hwy
Sequim, WA 98382

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Sequim, WA 98382

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1070 Old Blyn Hwy, Sequim, WA

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

Phone: 360-681-4632

Email:  library@jamestowntribe.org

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