Mistequa Casino Hotel is proud to introduce our mural artists Sissy Seymour and Beatrice Seymour! Sissy and Beatrice are neighbors of the Spokane Tribe and are from the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. Sissy, 17 years old and Beatrice, 14 years old are amazingly creative and their beautiful artwork is unique, vibrant and tells the story of traditional tribal culture.
The Spokane Tribe of Indians ancestors traditional territories included much of northeastern Washington which consisted of approximately 3-million acres. The Spokane Tribe lived as four bands of people; Lower Spokane, Middle Spokane, Upper Spokane along the Spokane River, and the Chewelah Band located in the Chewelah Valley region.
This beautiful mural features tribal gaming and a portrayal of tribal culture and lifeways that remains protected and preserved by the Spokane Tribe. Traditional stick games, horse races, dances and song, gathering with family and friends are all important to the Spokane Tribal culture and traditions.
Gaming has been part of the Spokane Tribal culture for many generations. A traditional stick game highlighted in the painting features men and women gathered, playing a round of stick game and singing the songs handed down from one generation to the next.
Tribal gaming has evolved to a successful modern economic boost for the Spokane Tribe. Revenues generated benefit Spokane Tribal programs and has created much-needed jobs.
Mistequa Casino Hotel is a partner of Rural Resources and its Tribal department. Mistequa Casino Hotel is fortunate to have such a partnership to where we have the opportunity work with great people and wonderful talented young artists.
The detailed painting by Sissy and Beatrice is a reminder of what was and what remains vital to our tribal lifeways.