Kalispel Warrior Chief of Idaho Montana Sculpture Bust – This proud chief of the Kalispel tribe, indigenous to northern Idaho and Montana, keeps a majestic and steady gaze while arrayed in traditional paint and ornament. A symbol of the historic West and the innate strength of America, this fine, near life-size, museum quality sculpture is cast in designer resin and finished in a unique faux metallic finish. This sculpture is inspired by traditional southwest art but is not an Indian product or the product of a particular Indian tribe or organization. The Pend d’Oreilles, also known as the Kalispel, are a tribe of Native Americans who lived around Lake Pend Oreille, as well as the Pend Oreille River, and Priest Lake although some of them live spread throughout Montana and eastern Washington. The primary tribal range from roughly Plains, Montana, westward along the Clark Fork River, Lake Pend Oreille in Idaho, and the Pend’Oreille River in Eastern Washington and into British Columbia was given the name Kaniksu by the Kalispel peoples. The Kalispel are one of the three tribes of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation. The name Pend Oreille is of French origin, meaning “hangs from ears”, which refers to the large shell earrings that these people wore. The main part of the reservation on which these Native Americans live is northwest of Newport, Washington, in central Pend Oreille County.