Near Arlee in Lake County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
The Salish and Pend d'Oreille People and the Jocko Valley
Long before the arrival of non-Indians, Salish-language place names covered this area. including Snlacnála (Edge between Forest and Prairie-Schley area) and Nlqála (Place of Wide Trees-Arlee area). The more recent name "Jocko" came from Jacco (Jacques) Raphael Finely, a fur trapper with the North West Fur Company (1806-1809) who intermarried with local Indian people and has many descendants here.
In the Hellgate Treaty (1855) U.S. officials tried to force the Salish, Pend d'Oreille, and Kootenai people onto a single reservation, The Salish resisted removal from their ancestral Bitterroot Valley. When troops finally forced
Erected by Montana Department of Transportation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans.
Location. 47° 8.585′ N, 114° 2.946′ W. Marker is near Arlee, Montana, in Lake County. Marker is on U.S. 93 at milepost 16 near Red Tail Lane, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arlee MT 59821, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.