Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe Federal Recognition Documents
The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s Petition for Recognition, first filed in 1975, is a comprehensive history of Tribal
life before settlers arrived, and the Tribe’s subsequent interactions with the immigrant community and the
United States government. It clearly illustrated that in a practical sense, the Jamestown S’Klallam people
had always been recognized, but simply lacked official status until 1981.