Indian History and Knowledge of the Lower Similkameen River-Palmer Lake Area, Okanogan County, Washington
[Technical Report, Technical Report]
BRITISH COLUMBIA INDIAN LANGUAGE PROJECT VICTORIA
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The study area is along the Similkameen River, from its mouth just below the town of Oroville and upstream as far as the Canadian border, including the Palmer Lake area. In this report, the history of Indian land use along the lower Similkameen is examined, focusing on the approximately 50 Indian place names recorded in the study area. Information is provided both from interviews with contemporary Okanagan-Colville Indian consultants, and from the pertinent literature. The information contained in this report will be used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to establish an inventory of cultural resource sites which will assist in defining the history of human use of the study area. Contents A Brief History of the Nicola-Similkameen Indians The Okanagan Indians of the Similkameen and Okanogan Rivers Native Food Resources, Lower Similkameen River-Palmer Lake Area Native Knowledge of the Lower Similkameen River-Palmer Lake Area.