The Julyamsh Pow Wow and Encampment began at the Greyhound Park in 1998 and in the decade since has provided an opportunity for the Coeur d'Alene Tribe to reunite with fellow Native Americans as well as the general public. The three-day event (July 25-27) is a celebration of the Coeur d'Alenes' heritage that takes place on the banks of the Spokane River, part of their ancestral homeland. With drumming and dancing competitions for several hundred participants, Julyamsh is a feast for the eyes and soul. There are also Indian art displays and vendors. Admission is free with a $5 per car parking charge at the Greyhound Park Events Center in Post Falls.
For more information on the Coeur d'Alene tribe go to www.cdatribe-nsn.gov/
*pictured above: Dutch SiJohn / Coeur d'Alene 4th of July parade.