Spokane Indian Winter Camp
Sketch of Spokane man
Sam Webb, 1959
Backstory and Context
Sam Webb, who came to Cheney in 1883 on the first passenger train as a boy, recalled that a family of Indians camps on this site every winter. He said there were about 10 to 15 teepees in the camp.
This area was part of the Spokane Tribe of Indians territory. South of Cheney there are a gathering place where Spokane, Coeur d'Alene, Palouse, and other tribes met.