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Copyright & Use

Before making use of any copyrighted materials on or from this web site, or before downloading files or ordering materials from this Web site, you must first read the following statement regarding the fair use, personal use, and commercial use of those copyrighted materials.



Copyright protection is provided by laws of the United States and other countries to the creators of "original works of authorship" including literary, dramatic, artistic, musical, and certain other intellectual works. This Web site, including all documents, photographs and videos accessible on or through it, is such a work and is protected by copyright law. United States Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) restricts unauthorized use of copyrighted material; potential users must obtain permission from the copyright holder.
The nature of historical archival photograph collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Please contact the owning repository if you have additional information regarding the images found in the House of Seven Generations.


Fair Use

The doctrine of fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. Fair use includes comment, criticism, teaching, and private scholarship. The organizations and contributors featured in the House of Seven Generations welcome fair use of our Web site and its contents and would appreciate notification of such use, although it is not required. All other uses require written permission from the owning institution.


Personal Use

Personal use requires written permission from the owner, and includes reference, research, and any other use, provided all such uses are limited to private, non-commercial use.


Commercial Use

You must send an inquiry to the owning repository for any other activities beyond fair or personal use. These include but are not limited to electronic or paper publishing, video production, exhibits, product presentations, interior design, advertising, web site use or similar commercial purposes. Users who have secured a legal right to commercially use copyrighted materials assume full responsibility for any infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.


Ordering Reproductions

To order reproductions in traditional photographic media, such as prints or slides, or in digital format, you must contact the owning repository and state your intended use as described above. Prices and policies will vary from organization to organization, and only the image's owner can grant permission for its reproduction and use. The owner of the image is listed on the image itself and in the Repository field of the record attached to the image. Contact information for reproductions or permission inquiries is listed or linked to in the Ordering Information field. In some cases, a specific Credit Line is included on the metadata record as well.


Permission Request Forms

Download and submit one of the following permission forms to request media from the House of Seven Generations.
Please allow at least thirty (30) days for the request to be processed.

For Commercial uses:
Fee Based Permission Request Letter to Tribe (MS Word)

For Non-Commercial Uses:
Royalty Free Permission Request Letter to the Tribe (MS Word)



It is the policy of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe to abide by the copyright laws of the United States and we will pursue legal relief for copyright infringement of our rights.