San Poil chief Jim James in ceremonial dress stands with others by his tepee at the "Ceremony of tears", Kettle Falls, Washington, 1939


Men & women stand in front of painted tepee; man in center wears beaded vest, wristbands, belt & moccasins, and holds hat with beaded band; stands with men in western-style clothing, several women in beaded, fringed dresses and others in print dresses; almost all hold beaded bags. Note from unidentified source: "Ceremony of tears" at Kettle Falls, 1939 [the commemoration for the salmon & salmon habitat to be lost when the area was flooded by the building of the Grand Coulee Dam] Chief Jim James, San Poil, holding hat in hand. Photo taken in front of Chief James lodge.

Jim James
Location Description: 

United States--Washington (State)--Kettle Falls