Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington

Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington

About Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington

The Jamestown S'Klallam is a tribe of the S'Klallam or Klallam Native American group on the northern Olympic Peninsula of Washington state in the northwestern United States. It was formed by members of S'Klallam communities along the eastern end of the Strait of Juan de Fuca in 1874 when, faced with the threat of forced relocation by white settlers, a group purchased a tract of 210 acres and established a community near Dungeness named 'Jamestown' in honor of village leader James Balch. This was a notable feat, since at the time native people were legally barred from buying property.

Contributions by Ronald W Wise, Backspace, and Skookum1.