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December 27, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Fire destroys Colville Reservation longhouse

The Associated Press NESPELEM, Wash. — Tribal regalia used in religious and cultural celebrations were lost in the fire early Wednesday that destroyed the Chief Joseph Nez Perce Longhouse on the Colville Reservation at Nespelem . The tribe says an electrical malfunction apparently started the fire. Flames were too intense for firefighters to enter the building. No one…

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