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Coeur d'Alene
Expedition Culture Geography People Maps Nature
  Setting the Stage: Acknowledgements and Review Process
Setting the Stage: Cultural Property Rights Agreement
Approaching this Module: Pedagogy
Approaching this Module: Principles of Sovereignty
Will of the People: Governance and Contemporay Programs
Gaming: Coeur d'Alene Tribal Casino
Natural and Cultural Resources: Focus on the Lake
Cultural Preservation: Language Center
Cultural Preservation: GIS Names-Place Project
Health Care: Benewah Medical and Wellness Center

  Native American
  Approaching the Oral Traditions: Preparations
Story: Coyote's Identity
Story: Coyote and the Rock Monster
Story: Coyote and the Green Field
Story: Coyote and the White Man
Story: Coyote and the Falls
Story: Chipmunk
Story: Four Smokes
Reflections on the Stories: Laugh, Learn and Perpetuate
Songs: Introduction
Songs: from the Animal People
Songs: of the Powwow
Songs: of the July-amsh Powwow
Songs: of the Sweat House
Heart Knowledge: Listening to the Ancestors
Heart Knowledge: Clean Hands

  Horses, Bugs and Furs: Early Contact
Manifest Destiny: War and a Reservation
Manifest Destiny: Allotment
Wilderness Kingdom: Jesuit Mission
Wounded: Facing the Continuing Challenges

Louie, Lucy (Finley) and Marion Nomee
Acknowledgements. The entire Coeur d’Alene module was conceived and developed by the "Schitsu’umsh - Lifelong Learning Online Project Committee." The committee members included Felix Aripa, Dianne Allen (co-facilitator), Valerie Fast Horse, Roberta Juneau, Jennifer Hale, John Hartman, Norma Jean Louie, Donna Matheson, Caj Matheson, Kim Matheson, Quanah Matheson and Rodney Frey (co-facilitator).

Jennifer Gatzke and Heather Johnston, both University of Idaho graduate students, assisted with background research, transcribing interviews, and proof reading the module's texts. Georgia Johnson, University of Idaho professor, and Chris Bain, Coeur d'Alene School District teacher, wrote teacher lesson plans. Rodney Frey was responsible for the overall design and construction of the pages contained in this module, for interviewing many of the consultants and editing those video clips, and, unless otherwise identified, for writing the texts for the web pages.

We also want to thank Christina Crawford, Dan Kane and Bob Botswick, the Me-Y-Mi-Ym - "He/she is going to tell stories" Project, and the Foundation for Water and Energy Education for allowing us to use additional interview and image materials they helped develop. Special thanks go to Felix Aripa and John Hartman contributing numerous video clips they developed for the Tribe's GIS Names-Place Project.

Ann Antelop Samuels, Jonathan Matheson and Lawrence Nicodemus
But it was the elders and the other interviewees who we are most indebted to and owe our heartfelt limlemtsh - thanks. It was their invaluable insights and knowledge that made this project possible. Their guidance and assistance brought "life" to this module.

Review Process and Cultural Property. The Coeur d'Alene Tribal Council approved development of this module in CD'A Resolution 134 (2001), passed on April 12, 2001. A cultural property rights agreement was developed for this project. Much of the text content in this module is based upon research conducted as part of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment and approved for educational use in CdA Resolution 116-A (1998). Prior to its public release, all interviewees were asked to review, add to, and/or correct their interview comments. The entire module was reviewed for its accuracy and appropriateness by both the Schitsu'umsh - Lifelong Learning Online Project Committee (throughout the duration of the project) and the Coeur d'Alene Cultural Committee (on October 8 and November 19, 2002). In action take on CdA Resolution 61 (2003), the Coeur d'Alene Tribal Council reviewed and approved the publication of the Schitsu'umsh (Coeur d'Alene) module (via the Internet and CD-ROM formats) on December 5, 2002. All information in this module, including interviews, maps, texts, and photographs, are the cultural property of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe.

We welcome any comments or suggestions you might have on the Coeur d'Alene module. Please forward your comments by e-mail or postal mail to Rodney Frey at:

Rodney Frey
American Indian Studies Program
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1110

This project was funded by a congressional grant administered by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA Contract Number: NAG5-10210). The University of Idaho (UI) served as the lead institution for the Lifelong Learning Online (L3) Project, in collaboration with the Coeur d'Alene Tribe.

© Coeur d'Alene Tribe 2002

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