Mother of the
Wolf Children

The legend of the mother and wolf children describe the origin of the village on Sequim Bay.
She is carved with her digging stick and harvested clams, a delicacy, and important resource for the Tribe throughout history.
From the Dance Plaza House Post Carvings - Dale Faulstich, Lead Carver and Designer.
Assistant Carvers: Nathan Gilles and Ed Charles. Volunteer carvers: Harry Burlingone and Don Walsh.

S'Klallam Tribe

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Sequim, WA 98382
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an Ancient Indian Village in Port Angeles Harbor


The State Department of Transportation unearthed Tse-whit-zen in August 2003, while building a dry dock on the Port Angeles, Washington front. After spending about $60 million - and finding 335 intact skeletons - the state abandoned the project. But one of the department's costliest mistakes has turned into an extraordinary find: Working side by side, archaeologists and tribal members have uncovered burials, the remains of many structures, and signs of human activity dating back at least 2,700 years. To learn more about the Tse-whit-zen village click on the following links:

View photos of artifacts found at Tse-whit-zen Village.
One Tribe's Story of Discovery, Conflict and Heartache, by Frances G. Charles, Tribal Chairperson of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe.


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