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Klallam Culture and History

As a complement to our Klallam language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Klallam tribe and their society. The emphasis of these pages is on Klallams and other American Indians as living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Klallam history is interesting and important, but the Klallam Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Klallam Tribal and Community Websites

Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe * Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe * Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe:
    Official homepages of the Klallam nations of Washington state.

Maps of Klallam Lands

Coast Salish Villages of Puget Sound:
    Detailed maps of the Indian tribes and bands of the Puget Sound area in the early 1800's, including the Klallam.
Pacific Northwest Indian Maps:
    Map of the Klallam tribe and other Northwest Coast Indians of Washington, Oregon and California.

Klallam Lifestyle and Tradition

The Clallam:
    Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Clallam Indians.
Klallam Legends:
    Collection of Klallam Indian legends and folktales.
Site teaching Klallam tribe "who we were, who we are":
    Article about Klallam tribal members working at an archaeological site.
Klallam Map:
    Map showing Squamish, Straits Salish, Nooksack, Halkomelem, and Klallam Indian territories.
Port Gamble Indian Tacos:
    Traditional S'Klallam recipes.
Canoeing Cultures: Coast Salish:
    Klallam and other Coast Salish canoe-building and traditional culture.
Gateway to Aboriginal Heritage: Coast Salish:
    Online exhibit of Coast Salish artifacts from the Canadian Museum of Civilization.
Jamestown S'Klallam Flag * Lower Elwha Klallam Flag:
    Klallam flags.

Klallam Literature and Arts

Klallam Authors:
    Klallam writers, their lives and work.
Clallam Songs:
    Musical notation for several traditional Klallam chants.

Books for sale on the Klallam Indians
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Shadows of Our Ancestors: Readings in the History of Klallam-White Relations:
    Collection of essays for sale on S'Klallam history and interactions with their white neighbors.
The Jamestown S'Klallam story: Rebuilding a Northwest Coast Indian Tribe:
    Book on contemporary S'Klallam history.
The Good Hunter and Fisherman: A Jamestown Clallam Legend:
    S'Klallam mythology for sale online.
A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest:
    Book on the history of the Northwest Coast tribes, including a section on the Clallam.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about Klallams and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Wikipedia: Klallam:
   Encyclopedia articles on the Klallam tribe.
   Klallam links.
  Los Klallam:
  Information about the Klallams in Spanish.

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