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. In this video, longtime tribal chairman W. Ron Allen provides an overview of the history of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe and how it has become the strong Native nation it is today.
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe. "The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe." Sequim, Washington. 2010. Video Presentation. (http://www.jamestowntribe.org/facts/facts_video1/facts_video.htm, accessed November 13, 2012).