Nov./Dec. 2017 Book Selection

The Jefferson Land Trust Natural History Society book club will meet on Monday, December 4, 2017 — a combined meeting for the months of November and December.  We will meet at the Pink House, next to the Carnegie Library in Port Townsend, from 3:30-5:00.

The book selection for the last meeting of 2017 is Shadows of Our Ancestors: Readings in the History of Klallam-White Relations, edited by Jerry Gorsline.

This book is a collection of readings on the diverse experiences of the S’Klallam tribe in their interactions with Europeans on the Olympic Peninsula. It goes into detail about their way of life before European contact, the first known European sighting of the S’Klallams, the Treaty of 1855, and other later interactions between the Europeans who settled in the area the S’Klallams had inhabited for generations. The readings are drawn from oral testimony, letters, journals and the research of anthropologists and historians.