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For ten thousand years, a Nation of people lived and prospered on the lands now known as the Olympic Peninsula in the State of Washington. These strong people of the S'Klallam Tribes had a system of governance, engaged in commerce, managed natural and human resources, and exercised power over their homelands. The S'Klallams created a rich culture of art, song, spirituality, traditional knowledge and social structure. The S'Klallam culture promoted leadership, self-sufficiency, self reliance, and a code of conduct within their community that served as a basis for strength, pride and survival. This was a Nation, a government and a community...
independent and interdependent.
It still is.
A Glimpse of Sxʷč kʷ i'ŋ a S'Klallam Village at Washington Harbor
This e-booklet aims to capture a glimpse of sxʷčkʷíyəŋ as it stood in its twilight years: the story of the final potlatch; the survivors of the great smallpox epidemics of the 1860s; the hunters of Sequim Prairie and Sequim Bay; those last tenacious S’Klallam, those Strong People who clung to their land and forged a century-long bond between the Bugge family and the Jamestown S’Klallam people. To produce as comprehensive a glimpse as possible, we have pieced together evidence and research from ethnographic and archeologic data, along with the accounts of the ancestors themselves.
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe Introduction and Overview -- A Brief Recap of a Long History
The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe has long been recognized as a progressive Tribe, now wholeheartedly rooted in the 21st century, but with a deep connection to their traditional resources, history and culture, which inform the present and serve as the foundation of their success.
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe Today
The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe seeks to be self‐sufficient and to provide quality governmental programs and services to address the unique social, cultural, natural resource and economic needs of our people. These programs and services must be managed while preserving, restoring and sustaining our Indian heritage and insuring community continuity.
Understanding the Tamanowas Rock Sanctuary
The Tamanowas Rock Sanctuary in Chimacum is an ancient sacred site of the S’Klallam people listed on the Washington State Heritage Registry and the National Register of Historic Places for its cultural importance to the Tribes. The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe was able to purchase the site in 2012, with help from Washington State Parks and the Jefferson Land Trust, which holds a permanent conservation easement on the property. Having become aware of some confusion about allowable uses for our Tamanowas Rock Sanctuary, we offer this clarification.
Jamestown S'Klallam Archives--Finding Aids
The Tribal Archives houses rare/irreplaceable documents and photographs held by the Tribe as well as individual S’Klallam families; original documents including census and enrollment lists, birth and death records, transcriptions of mythical stories and historical; events which occurred during our history; recordings by our Tribal citizens capturing major events and ceremonies as they occur; Tribal historical and present-day records and documents related to federal recognition and Self-Governance.
Jamestown S'Klallam Story
The Jamestown S'Klallam Story on House of Seven Generations. Type in Search box: Jamestown S'Klallam Story
čičməhán (Chetzemoka) Trail Exhibit
An interpretive trail throughout the City of Port Townsend, Washington, that chronicles the history of the S'Klallam people and the European settlers as they worked to co-exist.
The Barn (Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network)
BARN’s mission is to build and support an open, intergenerational community of artisans and makers who are dedicated to learning, teaching, sharing, and inspiring each other with creativity, craftsmanship and community service.
Columbia Basin Basketry Guild
The mission of the Guild is to preserve, promote, and teach the art of basketry.
Melinda West/West Garden Basketry
Growing, gathering, and weaving with plant fibers from the Pacific Northwest
Northwest Basket Weavers Guild
Established in 1982, the purpose of our Guild is to preserve and promote the art of basket making.
Our members are wonderful people whose skills and knowledge vary from folks who just love baskets
to beginning basket weavers to professional artists, teachers and collectors.
Northwest Native American Basketweavers Association
To preserve, promote, and perpetuate the traditional art of Northwest Native American Basketry.
Film by John Gussman--The Path Home: Pink Salmon of the Dungeness
Jamestown S'Klallam Elder Elaine Grinnell tells the story of how the salmon got his hooked nose in this beautiful film by John Gussman.
Growing Native Northwest: Coast Salish
From PBS channel KCET, Growing Native Northwest captures the stories of ongoing traditions and perseverance of its original inhabitants. From totem poles, to language preservation to traditional crafts, host Chris Eyre (Cheyenne Arapaho) discovers the wilds of the North.
Tlingit Spruce Root Basketry Videos
This video series shows spruce root weaving in practice, from harvesting the roots to weaving and finishing the basket, as well as some time talking with Delores Churchill, a master Haida weaver. This series was created to help revive the endangered art form of spruce root weaving and features several apprentices. The video documentation was gifted to SHI by Linblad Expeditions as a way to give back to the cultures that their clients (tourists) are exposed to.
Congressional Record--House: Clallam Petition 1911
Letter and petition signed by the Clallam Tribe of Indians of the State of Washington.
Cook House Billy
EELLS, M. (1886). "Ten years of Missionary Work among the Indians at Skokomish, etc." Congregational Sunday-School and Pub. Society: Boston, pgs. 209-213.
Klallam Folk Tales by Erna Gunther
Gunther, E. (1925). Klallam Folk Tales (No. 4, Vol. 1). Seattle: Univ. of Washington Pr.
Potlatches of Puget Sound
Eells, Myron, (1883). Potlatches of Puget Sound. "The American Antiquarian," 135-147.
Ten years of Missionary Work among the Indians at Skokomish, Washington Territory 1874-1884
EELLS, M. (1886). "Ten years of Missionary Work among the Indians at Skokomish, etc." Congregational Sunday-School and Pub. Society: Boston.
Lists of Library Resources--Olympic Peninsula Tribes
Information ~ ʔuč
1070 Old Blyn Hwy, Sequim, WA
1033 Old Blyn Hwy, Sequim, WA 98382