The flat where Enterprise now stands was called tom-mah-talk-ke-sin-mah, which means white, fluffy, or alkali soil. Salt licks here attracted animals and, in the spring when food reserves were low, the animals attracted hunters. Then small groups of Nez Perce families camped along Trout Creek. In addition to hunting, the families caught the spring run of salmon, building their fishtraps at the mouth of Trout Creek on the northeast side of town.



The Nez Perce Flight to Canada - An Introduction

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