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Babine Culture and History

As a complement to our Babine language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Babine tribe.

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Please note that Babines and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Babine history is interesting and important, but the Babine Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and the life and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

Our Babine Websites

Babine Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Babine-Wet'suwet'en language.
Babine Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Babine culture.
Carrier Legends:
    Collection of Carrier, Babine, and Wetsuweten legends and folktales.

Babine Tribal and Community Websites

Lake Babine Nation:
    Official homepage of the Lake Babine band.
Takla Lake First Nation:
    Homepage of the Babines of Takla Landing.

Books for sale on the Babine Indians
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Cis Dideen Kat: The Way of the Lake Babine Nation:
    Excellent ethnography of the Babine people co-authored by a Babine chief.
Three Athapaskan Ethnographies:
    Book of anthropological studies on the Sekani, Tsuu T'ina, and Babine-Wet'suwet'en tribes.
Colonialism on Trial:
    Book on the Gitksan-Wet'suwet'en sovereignty case and indigenous land rights in Canada.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.

Babine-Wetsuweten History and News

Canadian Peoples: Na-Dene:
    Ethnography of the Babine and other Athabaskan nations.
British Columbia First Nations: Lake Babine:
    Map and profile of the Lake Babine tribe from the BC Assembly of Nations.
Lake Babine Nation: * Takla Lake First Nation:
    Basic information and links about individual Babine First Nations.
Babine River Ancient Village Reveals 1,300 Years Of Aboriginal History:
    Article on the excavation of a Babine First Nation archaeological site.
Lake Babine First Nation revives fishery taken from them in 1906:
    News article about Babine fishing rights.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Lake Babine Nation:
   Encyclopedia articles on the Babine Indians.
   La Lengua Babine:
   Information about the Babine in Spanish.
   The Carriers:
   Babine and Carrier links.

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