Encampment with a circle of tepees

A large circle of tepees forms an encampment on a flat plain.

This popular photo of the Nespelem Encampment does not yet include a permanent wood house on the South side of the Teepee Circle. There appears to be a pen at the center of the encampment and farms on the right side of the picture.

Cultural Narrative: 

The Colville Tribes webpage, "A Brief History has a similar photo dated in 1903. The present day, Colville 4th of July Tribal Celebration (lasting 10 full days) is held near this site directly across from the Colville Indian Agency on Highway 155 in Nespelem, WA." Contributed by Yvette Joseph, MSW and Confederated Colville Tribes member.