Native Tribes

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Native Tribes of the Plateau region are located south of the Subarctic, west of the Plains, and east of the Northwest Coast. Tribes within this location include the Molale, Spokane, and Columbia. Their culture is similar to the areas surrounding it with a great deal of emphasis on the spiritual world. Boards, four-holed flutes from bird bones, birch bark drums, hide, basket bottoms, bark kettles, and make up the group of instruments that accompany the music present in this region. One idiophone described as a bird-bone whistle was not used in music, but was instead used for protection in war. Another interesting cultural aspect of this region is the Hand Game. This is a game of chance and betting that is used in social and ceremonial events.

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