The history and cultural traditions of the Princeton area reach back thousands of years through the heritage of the Similkameen First Nation, a branch of the Interior Salish.
It's colourful past includes fur traders trekking the Hudson's Bay Company Brigade Trail, intrepid pioneers settling the land, cattle ranchers, prospectors and minors, lumber men, railway builders and one notorious bank robber.
Upper Similkameen Indian Band
The Upper Similkameen Indian Band is one of seven bands that form the Okanagan Nation Alliance. Members live throughout the region with many concentrated on reserve lands around Hedley (38km/24mi east). The band office is located in Keremeos (67km/42mi east).