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Coeur D'Alene Tribe

Coeur D'Alene Tribe Information

The name, “Coeur d’Alene” was given to the tribe by French traders and trappers. It means “Heart of the Awl,” referring to the sharpness of the trading skills exhibited by tribal members. In the ancient tribal language, they call themselves, “Schitsu’umsh,” meaning “The Discovered People” or “Those Who Are Found Here.”

For thousands of years, the Schitsu’umsh people camped the shores of the lakes and streams, rode canoes across their waters, and walked the forests and mountains of what is now North Idaho and Eastern Washington. The Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort is a destination for relaxation, gaming and recreation. The luxurious rooms feature a cozy, rustic feel with picturesque views with an award-winning golf course, full-service spa and more. RV access is available year around. Dining options offer regional staples including Northwest Elk, Nisqually salmon and fresh huckleberries, among an abundance of other seasonal offerings.

Guided tours to the Cataldo Mission are just one of many experiences available through the Coeur d’ Alene Casino’s Cultural Tourism program. The mission’s living history exhibit tells the 1840s story of when Jesuit missionaries met the Coeur d’Alene people. The oldest building in Idaho, the Mission sits on a state park. The Tribe has developed a tour of the Steptoe Battle Fields and Monuments. The Tribe holds several annual cultural events, Julyamsh pow wow and the stickgame tournaments. The resort opened 25 years ago, and recently underwent a partial remodel that will be completed spring 2019. 

Coeur D'Alene Tribe

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