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S’Klallam history presented Saturday

May 3, 2013 · 12:30 PM

‘The Strong People: A History of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe,’ was published this year. / File photo

POULSBO — The Poulsbo Historical Society hosts “A Historical Overview of The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe,” Saturday, 7-8:30 p.m., in the Poulsbo City Hall Council Chambers.

Suggested donation is $5 for non-members of the Poulsbo Historical Society  and $2 for members.

This overview will be presented by Ron Charles, former chairman of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe.

The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe is recognized by the U.S. as a sovereign, or self-governing, indigenous nation. The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe and the U.S. are signatories to the Treaty of Point No Point, which was signed in 1855 and ratified by Congress in 1859. The treaty opened S’Klallam territory to non-Native settlement.

According to the historical society, Charles’ presentation will cover the S’Klallams’ migration to Port Gamble Bay, their interactions with the first white settlers to the area, and how the construction of a lumber mill on their ancestral grounds changed their world forever.

Museum hours will be extended until 7 p.m. prior to the program.

For more information, contact the museum at (360) 440-7354 or email info@poulsbohistory.org.


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