Named after the Salish chief "Alee" and sitting in the shadow of the Mission Mountains, Arlee serves as a trading center for residents of the Jocko Valley and Flathead Indian Reservation. Arlee is home to numerous locally-owned shops and galleries, and area highlights include the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas. Rounding out the town's offerings are annual events like the Arlee Open Rodeo and the Arlee Esyapqeyni Celebration pow wow.
Salish Name: Nłq̓álqʷ
Meaning: “Place of Large Diameter Trees”
Experience traditional American Indian culture at the annual Arlee Esyapqeyni Celebration—a pow wow held each year over the Fourth of July.
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