The Coeur d’Alene Tribe, the Idaho State Parks Department and other donors and interested citizens gathered Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2007 to break ground for a new visitors’ center and museum on the grounds of the Cataldo Mission, where the Coeur d’Alene Indians and the Jesuit missionaries first met more than 150 years ago. The new center will have display areas for exhibits and performances. Milton Nomee, an elder of the Coeur d’Alene people, talks about why the site is so important to the Coeur d’Alene tribe.
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