'l'lkhwi'lus was near ni'lukhwalqs "hole in the woods", which was important long before non-Indians arrived in this country. If you look carefully at the map, you can see the cut between the trees. Today, ni'lukhwalqw can be seen from the road which passes by. The Coeur d'Alene met at ni'lukhwalqw every summer to camp, dig camas, play stick games and race horses. The site was flat and sheltered from the wind by the curved ridge on the southwest. Water was available from the creek, and from the several springs in the area.