The food of the Spokane tribe included salmon and trout and a variety of meats from the animals and birds they hunted. They supplemented their protein diet with roots, seeds, nuts and fruits.
The city of Spokane, Washington, was named after the tribe. The Spokane hunted deer, elk, antelope, and other animals. They also gathered wild plants and fished, especially for salmon.
At times they extended their hunting, fishing, and gathering grounds into Idaho and Montana. Spokane ancestors were a river people, living a semi-nomadic way of life hunting, fishing, and gathering all the creator had made available to them.
The Spokan or Spokane people are a Native American Plateau tribe who inhabit the eastern portion of present-day Washington state and parts of northern Idaho in the United States of America. The current Spokane Indian Reservation is located in northeastern Washington state, centered at Wellpinit (Sčecuwe).
During the ethnographic period, ancestors of today’s Spokane Tribe lived a semi-nomadic lifestyle based on an annual subsistence round. This included a more permanent residence along local rivers in the winter, and temporary residences in the spring, summer, and fall.
Hayes formally declared the Spokane Indian Reservation the new and smaller home of the tribe. The three bands of the Spokane Indians were split up and some found new homes, which are now known as the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation, the Flathead Indian Reservation, and the Colville Indian Reservation.
Spokane Area History Spokane’s first residents were Native American. From the Spokanes, we get our name, which means “ Children of the Sun.” Spokane became an incorporated City on Nov. 29, 1881, encompassing 1.56 square miles. Back then, the City was known as Spokan Falls and had 350 residents.
It is the spelling in Salish, the local Native American language, for Spokane, which is pronounced Spo-ka-NEE, according to Evans. The logo includes a feather inspired by the art of a member of the Spokane community and one version has Salish words on it.
An annual celebration of Native American arts and culture, past and present. The history of this event, and the significance of gathering at the Spokane River, goes back generations.
Traditional dress of Spokane Indians included breechcloths (a long rectangular piece of hide or cloth tucked over a belt, so the flaps fell down in the front and back) and leggings for men, while women wore skirts, or one-piece dresses, and leggings.
Salish-Spokane-Kalispel language is an Interior Salish language spoken in three dialects in Northern America, particularly in the northwestern areas of the United States.