Skip to main content

Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal Library: Home ~ x̣čnáw̕txʷ

Search our collections

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

The Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of North America by Edwin Adney

The bark canoes of the North American Indians, particularly those of birchbark, were among the most highly developed manually propelled primitive watercraft. Built with Stone Age tools from available materials, their design, size, and appearance were varied to suit the many requirements of their users. Even today, canoes are based on these ancient designs, and this fascinating guide combines historical background with instructions for constructing one. Author Edwin Tappan Adney, born in 1868, devoted his life to studying canoes and was practically the sole scholar in his field. His papers and research have been assembled by a curator at the Smithsonian Institution. (Goodreads)

Canoe Crossings: Understanding the Craft that Helped Shape British Columbia by Sanford Osler

Often called one of the Seven Wonders of Canada, the canoe has played a particularly important role in British Columbia. This seemingly simple watercraft allowed coastal First Nations to hunt on the open ocean and early explorers to travel the province's many waterways. Always at the crossroads of canoe culture, BC today is home to innovative artists and designers who have rediscovered ancient canoe-building techniques, as well as community leaders who see the canoe's potential to bring people together in exciting, inspiring ways. (Goodreads)

The Stripper's Guide to Canoe-building by David Hazen

"The Stripper's Guide to Canoe-building" is unusually crammed with information and inspiration for the first-time boatbuilder. It comes with six full-size template drawings from which it is possible to make at least nine different wood-strip (hence the name "Stripper") and fiberglass canoes and kayaks. The drawings are basic designs for recreational, cargo, and flatwater racing canoes, as well as a two-place kayak that can be made in a recreational, broad-beam version or in a narrow-beam version for the more skilled paddler.

The Art of the Canoe by Joe Seliga

Joe Seliga has been hand building canvas-on-wood canoes in his Ely, Minnesota, workshop for more than 60 years. Seliga's work is considered the best-of-the-best among canoe aficionados and wooden boat builders alike. This all-color celebration of hand craftsmanship and rustic elegance details from start-to-finish the construction of Seliga's canoes, from selecting the right woods through the project's inaugural launch. Within these pages the legacy of this master craftsman is passed on for all to enjoy

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!

Canoe Journey 2018: Paddle to Puyallup!

Jamestown is preparing for the landing of approximately 38 canoes on July 22 at Jamestown Beach. The public is invited to observe this ceremony, or protocol, filled with speeches, songs, and dances. If you would like to know more about the canoes and canoe journey, visit Celebrating our Coast Salish Canoe Culture online exhibit at the House of Seven Generations digital museum.

 

For more information about the Paddle to Puyallup canoes, landings, and maps, click here.

Háʔnəŋ cn!

(Thank you!)

We welcome your comments and suggestions! We want this site to be useful for you and others so please give us your suggestions for improving it. Feel free to give us a call (360-582-5783) or email library@jamestowntribe.org.

 

Notice of Closure

 

Beginning June 16th the Tribal Library will be closed on Saturdays until further notice. we are sorry for any inconvenience.

Contact Us!

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

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

Closed

Sunday & Holidays Closed

 

Location

Information ~ ʔuč

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

        FaceBook        YouTube