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Chipewyan Indian Culture and History

As a complement to our Chipewyan language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Chipewyan tribe and their society. Please note that Chipewyans and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Chipewyan history is interesting and important, but the Chipewyan 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.

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Chipewyan Tribal and Community Websites

Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation:
    Information, contact and links for the Alberta Dene tribe.
Dene Cultural Institute:
    Homepage of the Yamózha Kúé Society (Dene Cultural Institute) promoting Dene Indian culture and traditions.
Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre:
    Dedicated to the Cree, Dakota, Saulteaux, Assiniboine and Dene peoples of Saskatchewan.
Buffalo River Dene Nation NGO:
    Organization working on behalf of the Buffalo River Dene First Nation's land rights.

Chipewyan Lifestyle and Tradition

The Chipewyans:
    Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Chipewyan Indians.
    History of the Chipewyan people in Canada.
Canadian Peoples: Na-Dene:
    Ethnography of the Chipewyan and other Dene nations.
Chipewyan Tribe:
    Article on Chipewyan history and culture.
Chipewyan Legends:
    Collection of Chipewyan Indian legends and folktales.
Chipewyin and Cree:
    Attitudes of the Chipewyan (Dene) people towards the Crees.
Saskatchewan Elders:
    Interviews with elders from the Dene tribe and other Saskatchewan First Nations
Two Hundred Years of Dene Clothing:
    Photographs and descriptions of Chipewyan, Slavey, and Gwich'in traditional clothing.
Athapaskan Women's Costumes and Ornaments:
    Photographs and descriptions of Dene, Tutchone, Koyukon, and Slavey traditional clothing.
Gateway to Aboriginal Heritage: Chipewyan:
    Online exhibit of Chipewyan artifacts from the Canadian Museum of Civilization.
Chipewyan Authors:
    Dene writers, their lives and work.
Dene Bannock Recipe:
    Traditional Chipewyan recipes.
Canoeing Cultures: The Dene:
    Dene canoe-building and traditional culture.
Four Directions: Chipewyan:
    Timeline and links about Chipewyan history.

Books for sale on the Chipewyans

Northern Passage:
    An interesting book for sale about a white student's experiences living among the Northern Dene Indians.
Dene Spruce Root Basketry:
    Lovely art book about the Chipewyan basket-weaving tradition.
Fort Chipewyan Homecoming:
    Photoessay about a Metis youth's visit to his mother's Chipewyan reserve.
Native Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Chipewyans and American Indians in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Wikipedia: Chipewyan People: * Chipewyan Tribe:
   Encyclopedia articles about the Chipewyan tribe.
  Peuples autochtones de la a zone boréale:
  Information about the Chipewyan and other First Nations of Northern Canada in French.
   Chippewyan * Historia y lengua Chipewyan: * Los Chipewyan:
   Information about the Chipewyan tribe in Spanish.
   Chipewyan Nation:
   Chipewyan links.

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