The Nespelem Indians are a small Salishan tribe of Washington state, relatives of the
and speakers of an Okanagan dialect. Their name has also been spelled Nespelim or Nespilim.
In the 1800's, many other native tribes of Oregon were moved onto Nespelem land by the
US government, eventually becoming the intertribal
where most Nespelem descendants still live today. One of the three Colville tribal districts, as
well as an important tribal town, bear the name "Nespelem" today.