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Gitxsan Culture and History

As a complement to our Gitxsan language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Gitxsan tribe and their society. Please note that Gitxsans and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Gitxsan history is interesting and important, but the Gitxsan 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 issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Gitxsan Tribal and Community Websites

Gitxsan Chiefs Office:
    Official website of the Gitxsan First Nation.

Gitxsan Lifestyle and Tradition

'Ksan:
    British Columbia museum and interpretive centre dedicated to demonstrating the richness of Gitxsan culture and heritage.
Gitksan:
    History of the Gitksan people in Canada.
Canadian Peoples of the Northwest Coast:
    Ethnography of the Gitksan, Nisga'a, and Tsimshian people.
Gitxsan Legends:
    Collection of Gitxsan mythology and traditional stories.
Gitksan Totems:
    Photographs of Gitksan totem poles.
Gitksan Gambling Sticks: * Gitksan Drum * Gitksan Box Drum * Gitksan Drum * Gitksan Round Drum:
    Gitxsan toys, games, and musical instruments.
Gateway to Aboriginal Heritage: Gitksan:
    Online exhibit of Gitksan artifacts from the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

Gitxsan History and News

The Delgamuukw/Gisday'wa National Process * The Delgamuukw Case:
    Delgamuukw v. British Columbia * The Delgamuukw Decision:
    Sites about the groundbreaking Gitksan-Wets'uwet'en sovereignty case.
Four Directions: Gitsan:
    Timeline and links about Gitxsan history.

Books for sale on the Gitxsan Indians

The Gitksan Potlatch:
    Ethnography of the Gitxsan tribe and their worldview for sale online.
Ethnobotany of the Gitksan Indians of British Columbia:
    Book on traditional Gitksan herbs and plant knowledge.
Colonialism on Trial:
    Book on the Gitksan-Wet'suwet'en sovereignty case and indigenous land rights in Canada.
American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Gitxsans and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Wikipedia: Gitxsan:
  Encyclopedia articles on the Gitxsan tribe.
  Gitxsan Tribe:
  Gitxsan links.
  Peuples autochtones de la côte pacifique:
  Information about the Gitksan and other Northwest Coast First Nations in French.



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