The Kalispel (Kulleespelm, Pend d'Oreilles), including the Semteuse (Sematuse), lived around Pend d'Oreille River and Lake and around Priest Lake in northern Idaho. They now live on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana and the Colville Indian Reservation in Washington. They are largely assimilated into European-American society. They speak an Interior Salish language and probably number about 250.


Teit, James A. (1930). The Salishan Tribes of the Western Plateaus. U.S. Bureau of American Ethnology, 45th Annual Report, (1927-1928), 295-396. Washington, D.C.

Carriker, Robert C. (1973). The Kalispel People. Phoenix, Ariz.: Indian Tribal Series.

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