Jeromy Sullivan: Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe continues to survive
Jeromy Sullivan, the chairman of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, discusses how relocation affected the S’Klallam way of life:
While early residents of Point Julia adopted the housing and clothing styles of the newcomers, these often didn’t protect from the elements. Many S’Klallam became sick, some died. There are numerous stories of families losing young children to the damp, miserable conditions as well as illnesses against which we had no immunities, brought by the white settlers.