Lord James Balch
In 1874, a band of S'Klallams under the leadership of Lord James Balch had raised $500 in gold coin and purchased a 210-acre plot on the shores of Dungeness Bay. The settlement was named Jamestown in honor of Lord James Balch.
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.

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Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal Library


Welcome to the Library

Located in the Heron Hall at the Tribal Center campus in Blyn.  The Tribal Library is a specialized collection of books, videos, and archives.

Mission Statement

“The mission of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal Library is to provide the Tribal community and others with access to information about American Indian history and culture; to support citizens of the Jamestown community in their efforts to achieve self-sufficiency; and to assist Tribal programs in providing service to the community.”


The collection spans a wide variety of topics relevant to the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, other American Indian Tribes, and Tribal citizens.

Use the Library Search to research what is available in the Tribal Library:

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Library Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday 9a.m. to 5p.m.

Saturday 10a.m. to 3p.m.





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Other resources:

Klallam Language
Library of Congress

Washington State Library
Pacific Northwest Olympic Peninsula Community Museum 
Charles J. Kappler's Indian Affairs.
North Olympic Library System (NOLS)!




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