Clallam, a N. W. county of Washington territory, bounded N. by the strait of Juan de Fuca; area, 1,720 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 408. It is watered by several streams that fall into the strait. Mount Olympus, 8,138 ft. high, the N. peak of the Olympic range, is in this county. The soil is fertile. The chief productions in 1870 were 8,636 bushels of wheat, 4,435 of oats, 3,460 of barley, 33,782 of potatoes, 1,086 tons of hay, and 19,707 lbs. of but-ther. The value of live stock was $64,552. Capital, New Dungeness.
Clallams, a tribe of Indians on the N. W. coast of North America, who call themselves Nuskliyum. They inhabit the shores of the straits of Fuca from the Okeho river to Port Townsend, bounded by the Makahs or Classets on the west and the Chemakung on the east, and live by hunting and fishing in the rivers and bays, their canoes not being fit for the sea. About 600 were scattered along the shore for about 100 miles in 1870, but they were diminishing very rapidly. A few of them, by the treaty of Point no Point, Jan. 26, 1855, were established on the Skokomish reservation in Washington territory, but not many have actually ever settled there. The Clallam language is a dialect of the Selish, but differs materially from others of the same stock.