hu, ku ch'nułkhw. Welcome, come in. The ancestral territory includes almost 5,000,000 acres of what is now north Idaho, eastern Washington and western Montana. Coeur d’Alene Indian villages were numerous and permanent, each village and the people there had a distinct name in the ancestral language. Collectively, members today call themselves, "Schitsu'umsh," meaning "Those Who Are Found Here."
a his'laqht, limlemtsh u'ltsgwichstmn. ch schitsu'umsh.
Hello my friend, thank you for letting me see you again. We are the Coeur d'Alene Tribe.
Spoken by Michelle Clark
hntsegwtn Facebook [Historic Preservation Program]
hnqwa'qwe'eln Facebook [Coeur d'Alene Language Program]