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Port Gamble Band
of S’Klallam Indians
Winter Meal.jpg
Winter scene in Kingston, Washington
Total population
(1,234 (2012))
Regions with significant populations
 United States ( Washington)
S’Klallam, English
traditional tribal religion
Related ethnic groups
other S'Klallam people

The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, formerly known as the Port Gamble Indian Community of the Port Gamble Reservation or the Port Gamble Band of S’Klallam Indians is a federally recognized tribe of S’Klallam people, located on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington. They are an Indigenous people of the Northwest Coast.


The Port Gamble S’Klallam Reservation, located in the northern part of Kitsap County, Washington. It was founded in 1938 and is collectively held by the tribe. The reservation is 1,303-acres large.


Traditionally, S’Klallam people spoke the S’Klallam language, a Central Salish language. It is very similar to the Saanich dialect of the Straits Salish language. A grammar book has been published in the language, and it is taught in elementary and high school.

Economic development

The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe owns and operates the Point Casino, Market Fresh Buffet, Little Boston Bistro, and Point Julia Deli, all located in Kingston.

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