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Spokane Culture and History

As a complement to our Spokane language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Spokane tribe and their society. Please note that Spokane Indians and other Native Americans are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Spokane history is interesting and important, but the Salish Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Spokane Tribal and Community Websites

Spokane Tribe of Indians:
    Official homepage of the Spokane Indian nation.

Spokane Lifestyle and Tradition

The Spokan:
    Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Spokane Indians.
Salish Legends:
    Collection of Spokane and Flathead legends and folktales.
Spokane Authors:
    Spokane writers, their lives and work.
Salish Indian Clothing * Traditional Indian Dress * Indian Haircuts:
    Pictures of traditional Paiute and Salish clothing and hair.
Spokane Flag:
    Spokane flags.
Spokane License Plates:
    Washington Spokane license plate.
Four Directions: Spokane:
    Timeline and links about Spokane history.

Books for sale on the Spokane Indians
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The Spokane Indians: Children of the Sun:
    Book on Spokane Indian history and culture.
Indian Legends of the Pacific Northwest:
    Mythology of the Spokane and other Northwest Coast tribes.
Smoke Signals: * The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven: * Reservation Blues: * Ten Little Indians:
    First Indian on the Moon: * The Business of Fancydancing: * Indian Killer: * Toughest Indian in the World:
    Screenplay, stories and poems by acclaimed Spokane/Coeur d'Alene writer Sherman Alexie.
A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest:
    Book on the history of the Northwest Coast tribes, including a section on the Spokane.
American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Spokanes and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Spokane Tribe * Spokan People: * Spokane Tribe:
   Encyclopedia articles on the Spokane Indians.
   Spokane Tribe:
   Spokane links.
   Pueblo Spokane:
   Information about the Spokanes in Spanish.
  Les Am√©rindiens Salish de la Colombie-Britannique:
  Information about the Spokane and other British Columbia First Nations in French.

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