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First Northwest Indian Congress 1925 and Princess America Alice Garry Spokane Washington


Photo from Newspaper Archives Spokane Chronicle Spokane, Washington Saturday, October 31, 1925

On October 30, 1925, hundreds of delegates from 28 Northwest tribes gather in Spokane for the first Northwest Indian Congress. This gathering of tribal leaders is sponsored by the Spokane Betterment League, a group of white civic leaders, partly as a sincere attempt to draw attention to Indian issues and partly as a tourist draw for Spokane. Alice Garry, of the Spokane tribe, was crowned "Princess America."

Tepees on Glover Field, Northwest Indian Congress, Spokane, November 1, 1925 Courtesy Spokane Public Library

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