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Sanpoil People

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Sanpoil, Chief Jim James at Kettle Falls viewing the Salmon Fishing site during the Ceremony of Tears.jpg

Tribal HeadquartersEdit


Brief TimelineEdit

1846: Smallpox epidemic killed many

1872: Removed to Colville Reservation

Additional References to the History of the TribeEdit

Frederick Webb Hodge, in his Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, gave a more complete history of the Sanpoil tribe, with estimations of the population of the tribe at various time periods. Additional details are given in John Swanton's The Indian Tribes of North America.


Colville Reservation


Colville Agency


Important WebsitesEdit

Wikipedia article on the Sanpoil People