Oldest member of Coeur d'Alene Tribe dies

Ann Antelope Samuels, the eldest member of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho, died last Saturday at the age of 104.

Samuels was born on April 18, 1901 at Lake Chatcolet prior to the forced removal of the tribe from the lake. She was the daughter of Chief Morris Antelope and the granddaughter of Walking Antelope [Historic Coeur d'Alene Photos].

Samuels spent 66 years on the Nez Perce Reservation in Idaho, where her second husband lived. More recently, she could be seen playing games or participating in stick game tournaments at the Coeur d'Alene casino, the tribe said.

Funeral services will take place tomorrow.

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