Why you'd want to live in Spokane
Spokane's cultural heritage began with the Spokane Tribe of Indians, who reigned over millions of acres for thousands of years. The name “Spokane” (originally spelled without the “e”) means “Children of the Sun.” The first white settlements began in the 1800's. Since then, Spokane has become increasingly diverse, particularly in recent decades, and is home to people from all over the world. The City of Spokane celebrates its rich cultural heritage and history with observances of Hispanic Heritage Month, Native American Heritage Month, African American History Month, and more.