History and the Spokane Reservation
The Spokane Indian Reservation, located in eastern Washington, was created in 1881 by President Rutherford B. Hayes. Before their confinement to reservations, the Spokane tribe used to cover over 3 million acres of land, in three different bands - the Upper, Lower, and Middle Spokane Indians. The formation of reservations split up the Spokane Tribe. The Spokane Reservation is now about 150,000 acres in size.