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Ktunaxa (Kootenai) crewman aboard sternwheeler Duchess, near Golden BC 1887.JPG
A member of the Ktunaxa or Kootenai/Kootenay First Nation serving as a crewman aboard the stern wheeler Duchess, first steamboat to run on the Columbia River above Golden, BC - c.a 1887. The Ktunaxa people today live in southeastern British Columbia, Washington State, Idaho, and Montana. In Montana they are known as Ksanka. Traditionally these people have been known as Kootenay, which is an anglicism of the Blackfoot word used to refer to the Ktunaxa, so in some of their tribal organizations and activities, the Ktunaxa refer to themselves as Kootenay.
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