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Near Fruitland in Payette County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Salmon Festival

 
 
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By Rebecca Maxwell, October 11, 2009
1. Salmon Festival Marker
Inscription. Long before fur hunters explored here in 1811, an annual Indian salmon festival was held each July in this area.

Indian peoples came great distances to trade, celebrate, and arrange intertribal marriages. Cheyenne and Arapaho bands brought elegant tipi poles from Colorado. Crow and Shoshoni buffalo hunters supplied meat and hides from Montana and Wyoming. Nez Perce and Walla Walla horsemen marketed superior stock they had developed, and Paiute weapon and tool makers provided obsidian from central Oregon. All were attracted to this river area for its excellent salmon fishing.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 336.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 59.586′ N, 116° 56.138′ W. Marker is near Fruitland, Idaho, in Payette County. Marker is on Interstate 84 at milepost 1, 1.9 miles north of U.S. 95, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located at the Eastbound Rest Area. Marker is in this post office area: Fruitland ID 83619, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Snake River (about 300 feet
Salmon Festival Marker at Rest Area image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, October 11, 2009
2. Salmon Festival Marker at Rest Area
away, measured in a direct line).
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
 
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