Tuesday

Flathead Indians

Flathead
Flathead delegation of six and an interpreter.
Photographed by Charles Milton Bell (1848 - 1893) Bell was the official portrait photographer for the Native American delegations that came to Washington, D.C.
The name Flathead Indians was given to people of the Salish, Pend d'Oreille and Kootenai tribes by the first white men who came to the Genesse River. The Flatheads call themselves Salish, meaning “the people”.

The Plateau region, where they lived, held grassland, forest, desert, and major rivers that provided the dietary staple of salmon as well as other fish.

Today The People's Center exists to provide public education on aspects of traditional lifestyles and histories of the Salish, Pend d'Oreille and Kootenai people. It is in Pablo, Montana, USA.

Plateau People of America
Plateau People - Flathead family


 Flathead indians
Angelic La Moose, whose grandfather was a Flathead chief, wearing a costume her mother made;
full-length, standing, in front of a tent, Flathead Reservation, Montana. 1913
Photographer: H. T. Cory. National Archives and Records Administration, Maryland.

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