History of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe is a group composed of several Salish communities who maintain social and cultural support, governance, commerce and natural resources in common. The communities that make up this tribe are situated in the Northwest corner of Washington State, on the Olympic Peninsula along the eastern shore of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
The S’Klallam tribal name translates as “strong people” and indeed they are, as evidenced by the rich culture of their art, song, story, spirituality, traditional knowledge and social structure. The S’Klallam people practice a purposeful and sustainable lifestyle, one that encourages and supports leadership, self-sufficiency, and self reliance. Tribal members maintain a code of conduct throughout the S’Klallam community that serves as a basis for strength, pride and survival.
For additional information about the S’Klallam people and to learn more about the history of the tribe visit their Web site at: www.jamestowntribe.org.