S’Klallam Tribe had to adapt to the changing landscape | Noo-Kayet
Native people have always been adaptive. We’ve had to be. It is this flexibility that has allowed the S’Klallam to survive.
In my last column, I discussed my Tribe’s relationship to the Port Gamble Mill. After the S’Klallam were moved across the bay to Point Julia, a new village was built using, in part, lumber provided by the mill. This was a part of what the mill owners promised when my ancestors moved: lumber for homes and jobs as long as they were available.