Flathead Indians

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Name applied to several Northwestern tribes that practiced occipital flattening on their children, and even to such other tribes as the Nez Percé. The Salish of western Montana, the only tribe now known by the name, actually never employed this practice. The Flatheads figure in the Journals of Lewis and Clark, The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, and James Hall's The Wilderness and the War Path.

Subjects: Literature.

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