Port Gamble Sklallam Tribe
The Port Gamble S'Klallam Reservation is located on the northern tip of the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State. It is situated on Port Gamble Bay, for generations an important natural resource for Native Americans.
|Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe Council|
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A combination of land and Port Gamble Bay, The Port Gamble S'Klallam Reservation consists of 1,340 acres of land held in trust by the federal government. There is no private land ownership on the reservation. Most of the land is in forestry with residential, business, and office areas. The reservation receives approximately 20 inches of rain per year due to its location in the Olympic Mountain rain shadow. The reservation lands rise from the beach to a gently rolling terrain. Bear, deer and other wildlife also live on the reservation. The Tribe has acquired three pieces of land that are adjacent to the reservation. The major piece, nearly 400 acres, is primarily forested, with some young trees planted a few years ago.
|Port Gamble Bay, ancestral home of the Port Gamble S'Klallams, as the early morning dawns.|