“Schoo Chwee A Ten Tum”, 35 of Kooskia
Norbert Campbell, began his journey on Sept 23, 2019.
He was 35 years old and an enrolled member of the Nez Perce Tribe. Norbert was born in Lewiston, Idaho, to Janet BlackEagle (Nez Perce) & Larry Campbell (Spokane) on November 14, 1983.
Norbert was named after both of his great grandfathers Norbert Abrahamson & Andrew Jackson. In 1991, during the firestorms, his great grandparents gave him the name “Schoo Chwee A Ten Tum” (pronounced: hoo-he-at ah ten tum) in the Spokane language means busy like the Ants.
As a toddler, Norbert grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit and Ford, Washington. In 1992, the family moved back to the Nez Perce Reservation where he attended school at the Clearwater Valley School District. He enjoyed basketball, baseball, drama, choir and graduated a very proud CV RAM with his Class of 2001. After high school, he played for the Orofino Merchant & American League Baseball team. He enjoyed baseball so much he began coaching several little league teams.
Norbert enjoyed telling Nez Perce legends, researching Nez Perce historical landmarks and traveling with friends & family. He went to St. Louis to attend the memorial for the four St. Louis Warriors, who were BlackEagle (descendant), Speaking Eagle (descendant), Rabbit Skin Leggings & “No Horns on his Head.” He premiered in a historical documentary series “The Boonies”. Norbert was employed with the Nez Perce Tribe and worked for the Nimiipuu Health Clinic, Housing Authority& the It’se Ye-Ye Bingo & Casino.
Norbert was an avid adrenaline junkie. He was very active and adventurous. He was proud to share that he climbed and conquered one of the highest mountains in the State of Idaho “Mount Borah Peak”. He was informed by a Nimiipuu Elder that this mountain peak was a place were Nimiipuu use to go for their Weyekiin. He loved to rock climb, jump off of bridges & trees, especially taking “the plunge” from the thinker rock in the middle of the Selway Falls. He loved being in the mountains, in the snow and in the water. One of many favorite spots were along the Selway & Lochsa River.
Norbert is survived by his soulmate Caitlyn Guthrie of Kooskia; Mother Janet BlackEagle of Kooskia; His father Larry(Myra) Campbell, Gifford-Reubens; his sister, Veda (Craig) Pfefferkorn of Kooskia; his brothers Dewey Campbell & Arrow Campbell both of Kooskia; Tiyapo Campbell of Moscow. He has several nieces and nephews (Trey, Tyce, Tate,Taya, Mahciah, Riley, Makayla, Sage& one Grandneice Khaniah, just to name a few) and several aunts, uncles & many many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Wilbur Campbell, his uncle Frank Campbell, his aunt Cynthia BlackEagle, Uncle Frank BlackEagle and his paternal grandparents were Frank Campbell, Sr., Gertrude Campbell & Ann Flett McCrea and his maternal grandparents were Veda Jackson-BlackEagle and Reuben BlackEagle.
A family dressing will be at Trenary Funeral Home in Kooskia. The Memorial will be held 7:00 P.M., Friday, September 27, 2019 at Trenary Funeral Home. The funeral will be 10:00 A.M., Saturday, September 28, 2019, at the Life Center, in Kamiah. The Burial will be at Kooskia Pine Grove Cemetery, with dinner to follow at the Kooskia City Hall.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial account has been created at the Freedom Northwest Credit Union www.fnwcu.org.