Native American Tribes Nations and Confederacies: Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene, an indigenous people of North America, whose language belongs to the Salishan branch of the Algonquian-Wakashan linguistic stock, occupied North Idaho and East Washington and were also called the Skitswish.

Long known as a peaceful group, the Coeur d'Alene were placed on reservations after an encounter with U.S. in 1858 forces, sometimes called the Coeur d'Alene War. Many are now on the Coeur d'Alene reservation in Idaho, while some live on the Colvile reservation in Washington.

In 1990 there were 1,048 Coeur d'Alene in the United States.

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