Coeur d'Alene


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Coeur d'Alene

(kûrdəlān`), indigenous people of North America whose language belongs to the Salishan branch of the Algonquian-Wakashan linguistic stock (see Native American languagesNative American languages,
languages of the native peoples of the Western Hemisphere and their descendants. A number of the Native American languages that were spoken at the time of the European arrival in the New World in the late 15th cent.
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). They occupied N Idaho and E 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. forces, sometimes called the Coeur d'Alene War, in 1858. Many are now on the Coeur d'Alene reservation in Idaho, and some live on the Colvile reservation in Washington. In 1990 there were 1,048 Coeur d'Alene in the United States.

Coeur d'Alene

(kûrdəlān`), city (1990 pop. 24,563), seat of Kootenai co., N Idaho, near the Wash. line; inc. 1907. It is a tourist and lumbering center situated on Coeur d'Alene Lake W of the Coeur d'Alene Mts.—the gateway to a summer and winter resort area. The city has lumber mills and meat-processing plants. Fort Coeur d'Alene (later Fort Sherman) was established in 1876. The city (named after the Native American tribe) grew around the fort with the discovery (1883) of rich silver, lead, and zinc lodes and the subsequent mining boom. For the tumultuous early history of the city, see Western Federation of MinersWestern Federation of Miners
(WFM), a radical labor union that organized the miners and smelter workers of the Rocky Mountain states. Created in 1893 by the merger of several local miners' unions, the WFM had a reputation for violent strikes and militant action from its
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. The city is the headquarters of Coeur d'Alene National Forest.
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New Jersey Mining Company is involved in exploring for and developing gold, silver and base metal ore resources in the Coeur d'Alene Mining District of northern Idaho.
Coeur d'Alene Mines has also acquired from Hecla for $500,000 a property called Peerless Hornsilver that adjoins the Galena mine.
Coeur d'Alene Mines' total expenses in the first quarter of 1992 declined by $2,547,000, or about 45 percent, from the prior year's comparable quarter.
The three-day confab will feature visits to deep-shaft underground silver, lead, zinc and gold mines in the Coeur d'Alene District on Sept.
7 million allocated for the writedown of the Ropes gold mine and Calady silver project, and a nearly $1 million increase in exploration outlays were primarily responsible for Coeur d'Alene Mines' reported loss.
Jews, Buddhists and Hindus in separate statements have already applauded the City of Coeur d'Alene for public display of "Ganesha" sculpture in its downtown.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- The Coeur d'Alene Tribe casino has given a community college in northern Idaho $250,000 in previously used office furniture.
Each lake has its legend: Native Americans told stories of monsters in Coeur d'Alene Lake; another monster, the Pend Oreille Paddler, is rumored to inhabit Lake Pend Oreille; and Priest Lake is linked to 1920s actress and filmmaker Nell Shipman, who established a wilderness movie studio in what is now Lionhead State Park.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, April 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell 100% of the shares of Coeur Silver Valley (CSV) to U.
Detectives check the site May 11 and find Gregory has updated his location to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
Meanwhile, a judge is expected to rule on whether multinational mining company Asarco must pay to clean up the Coeur d'Alene basin.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation (NYSE:CDE) (TSX:CDM) announced that it is today furnishing to the U.