Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Cd'A Tribe Building Historic Teepee on Shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene

Posted By on Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Visitors to Lake Coeur d'Alene might be pleasantly surprised to see the appearance of an historic teepee on the bank of the lake this week.

This morning's Coeur d'Alene Press reports that a program, made possible with support from the Idaho Humanities Council, will include today's erection of a 20-foot-high teepee on the north edge of the Lake Coeur d'Alene. For generations the lake—origin of the Spokane River—was the summer home home of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe who came into the area to use the abundant natural resources of the waterway. The Coeur d'Alene Tribe knows the land better as Yap-Keehn-Um, or "the gathering place."

The teepee construction is part of a year-long exhibition at Coeur d'Alene's Human Rights Education Institute, adjacent to City Park.

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