The Klallam tribe, also known as the Klallam Nation, is a Native American tribe that has lived in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States for thousands of years.
The Klallam people traditionally occupied a territory that included the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state and the lower mainland of British Columbia. They were a fishing people and lived off the abundant salmon runs in the area.
The Klallam people have a rich culture and history, with a strong emphasis on storytelling and art. They have a matrilineal kinship system and their traditional governance is based on a form of a tribe council.
In the late 19th century, the Klallam people were forced to relocate to reservations, which had a significant impact on their way of life. Today, the Klallam tribe is federally recognized and has several reservations in Washington state.