Sovereign Nations of the Olympic Peninsula

To learn more about the Sovereign Nations local to the Olympic Peninsula, you can visit their websites directly or checkout resources available through NOLS. If you are seeking to educate yourself further, and are unsure of how to locate the answers to your questions, please reach out by submitting an “Ask NOLS” form.


Hoh Tribe

We are the Hoh, a Native American tribe in western Washington state. Our tribe lives on the Pacific Coast of the beautiful Olympic Peninsula.


Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

“S’Klallam” is a Salish term for “The Strong People.” Our vision is to preserve and enhance the Jamestown S’Klallam Nation’s historical and cultural identity.


Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe resides in the Lower Elwha River Valley and adjacent bluffs on the north coast of the Olympic Peninsula.


Makah Indian Tribe

The Makah Tribe has called the spectacular Neah Bay, Washington area home since time immemorial. The name Makah means “people generous with food” in the Salish language.


Skokomish Tribe

The Skokomish Tribe was primarily composed of Twana Indians, a Salishan people whose aboriginal territory encompassed the Hood Canal drainage basin.


Quinault Indian Nation

The Quinault Indian Nation (QIN) consists of the Quinault and Queets tribes and descendants of five other coastal tribes: Quileute, Hoh, Chehalis, Chinook, and Cowlitz.


Quileute Tribe

The Quileute Tribe is located in La Push, Washington, on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. The Quileute Tribe has lived and hunted in this area for thousands of years.

Additional Resources

  • Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe House of Seven Generations
    Explore the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s award-winning “virtual museum”.
  • The National Museum of the American Indian
    Explore additional educational resources and exhibits at the National Museum of the American Indian.

Native American Educational Resources