delegation

Indian Congress

PORTRAIT FRONT OF STANISLAWS FEB 1908

Felix Aripa confirmed that this is his father Stanislaus Aripa. Felix talks about his father going to Washington D.C. for negotiations on allotment both in 1906 and 1908. Felix has a picture of his Father Stanislaus and his mother Mary Aripa that was taken in Spokane City before he left for Washington D.C. with the delegation. Stanislaus Aripa was an interpreter for the Tribal Leaders who couldn't speak English. Felix recalls his dad saying, "k'wa'y q'emq'emilshn (they were still negotiating about allotment), t'i' khwe Washington (The people in Washington had already)...they had surveyors already surveying for allotments. They didn't even come to an agreement [yet]."

Coeur d'Alene delegation photo discussion

Felix Aripa and Marie Irene Lowley briefly discussing the delegation picture and who's in it. Discussion took place on 1-15-09 at hnqwa'qwe'eln (Language Center) during a meeting with Tribal Elders who work with the Tribal Language Program.

Audio of Felix Aripa and Marie Irene Lowley (both Tribal Elders), Kim Matheson and Raymond Brinkman (both hnqwa'qwe'eln staff).

Coeur d'Alene delegation anecdote - Felix Aripa

Stanislas Aripa was an interpreter for the Tribal Leaders who couldn't speak English. Felix Aripa, tells an anecdote of his father's (Stanislas Aripa) trip to Washington D.C. Stanislas Aripa is father of Felix Aripa