The Salish tribe was one of the Native Americans that got 22 million acres of land ceded to the U.S. When they acquired horses, they eventually became a target of raiding parties of enemies. It became the catalyst for the fur trade that also brought diseases, guns and alcohol. One of the events that made impact on the tribe is the tribe leader’s vision of “black robes”, which sent a party of tribesmen to find it.
● One of the tribe leaders had a vision of the “black robes”, which set an expedition looking for it
● The Hellgate treaty ceded over 22 million acres to the US
● In 1864, the Catholics put up a boys and girls school in the reservation
● The tribe assisted the Lewis and Clark Expedition by providing horses and food
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