Salmon Chief sculpture

Downtown Spokane American Indian Highlights

Salmon Chief sculpture

Spokane, Washington 99201, United States

Created By: Kauffman & Associates

Point of Interest Details

When the three Spokane Indian bands and other tribes gathered here to fish, chiefs were elected to keep order and keep the peace. One very important chief was the Salmon Chief who was in charge of organizing the fishing and making sure the fish were distributed fairly. This sculpture was created by Virgil “Smoker” Marchand, and installed here in 2014 when Huntington Park was redesigned.

Marchand, a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes, grew up on the Colville Reservation in Omak, WA. He graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts in 1971. His work can be found throughout the West.

If you look up the hillside, you will see the next sight.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Downtown Spokane American Indian Highlights


 

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