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Kalispel

(kăl`ĭspĕl', –pĕl`) or

Pend d'Oreille

(pŏn'dərā`), Native North Americans 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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). The Kalispel were given the name Pend d'Oreille [Fr., = earring] by the French because of their custom of wearing shell earrings. In the early 19th cent. the Kalispel occupied NW Montana, N Idaho, and NE Washington. They then numbered some 1,600. Their culture was similar to that of the Spokan and other tribes of the Plateau area (see under Natives, North AmericanNatives, North American,
peoples who occupied North America before the arrival of the Europeans in the 15th cent. They have long been known as Indians because of the belief prevalent at the time of Columbus that the Americas were the outer reaches of the Indies (i.e.
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). Today the Kalispel live on the Kalispel and Colville reservations, both in NE Washington. Descendants of other Kalispel live as part of the confederated Salish and Kootenai tribe on the Flathead Reservation in NW Montana. In 1990 there were 175 Kalispel in the United States.
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The supervision problem led EWU, which already had a connection to the Kalispel tribe, to develop a master's-level ADHP educational model to educate and train practitioners on the Kalispel Reservation.
The health effects to Umatilla, Cayuse, Walla Walla, Coeur d'Alene, Colville, Kalispel, Nez Perce, Spokane, and members of the Warm Springs tribe were not examined, despite their subsistence culture, which included diets high in contaminated fish.
Some think French trappers named this lake for the ear pendants worn by the Kalispel Indians; others think the name describes the lake's hook shape.
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Clark, Indian Legends from the Northern Rockies, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman 1986:35 specifically references the teachings and normitive role of mythic stories among the Kalispel - a Salish an people; also see I Howard L.