Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation

Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation

About Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation

The Pend d'Oreilles, also known as the Kalispel, are a tribe of Native Americans who lived around Lake Pend Oreille, as well as the Pend Oreille River, and Priest Lake although some of them live spread throughout Montana and eastern Washington. The primary tribal range from roughly Plains, Montana, westward along the Clark Fork River, Lake Pend Oreille in Idaho, and the Pend Oreille River in Eastern Washington and into British Columbia was given the name Kaniksu by the Kalispel peoples. The Kalispel are one of the three tribes of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation. The name Pend Oreille is of French origin, meaning ''hangs from ears'', which refers to the large shell earrings that these people wore. The main part of the reservation on which these Native...'