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Gwich'in Indian Culture and History

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

Gwich'in Tribal Council:
    Coalition of Gwich'in First Nations of the Northwest Territories.
Tetlit Gwich'in Council:
    Homepage of the Gwich'in band of Tetlit Zheh.
Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation:
    Official homepage of the Yukon Gwich'in tribe.

Maps of Gwich'in Lands

Indigenous Peoples and Languages of Alaska:
    Map showing the location of the Gwich'in and other Alaska Native tribes.

Gwich'in Lifestyle and Tradition

    History of the Gwich'in people in Canada.
Canadian Peoples: Na-Dene:
    Ethnography of the Gwich'in and other Athabaskan nations.
Gwichin Map:
    Map of the territory of the Gwichin and neighboring peoples in Alaska.
Kutchin Indian Tribe:
    History and genealogy of the Gwich'in (Kutchin) Indians.
Kutchin Indian Clothes * Indian Apparel * Indian Hairstyle:
    Pictures of traditional Gwichin Indian clothing and hair.
Two Hundred Years of Dene Clothing * Dene Children's Clothing:
    Photographs and descriptions of Dogrib, Slavey, and Gwich'in traditional clothing.
Gwich'in (Kutchin) Artifacts of the Northwest Territories * Gwitchin Artifacts of the Yukon:
    Online exhibit of Gwichin artifacts from the Canadian Museum of Civilization.
Gwich'in Legends:
    Collection of Gwich'in Indian legends and folktales.
Kutchin Authors * Velma Wallis * Moses Cruikshank:
    Gwich'in Indian writers, their lives and work.
Canoeing Cultures: Gwitch'in:
    Gwich'in and other Athabaskan canoe-building and traditional culture.
Gwich'in Nation Flag:
    Gwich'in flags.
Four Directions: Kutchin Tribes:
    Timeline and links about Kutchin history.

Books for sale on the Gwichins

Designs for Survival among the Alaskan Kutchin Tribe:
    Ethnography of the Gwich'in tribe for sale online.
Raising Ourselves: A Gwich' in Coming of Age Story from the Yukon River:
    Poignant autobiography of a Gwich'in woman.
Caribou Rising * Under The Arctic Sun:
    Two books about the Gwich'in people's struggle to preserve the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and their traditional way of life.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about Gwich'ins and American Indians in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Wikipedia: Gwich'in: * Kutchin Tribe:
  Encyclopedia articles on the Gwich'in language.
  Peuples autochtones de la a zone boréale:
  Information about the Gwich'in and other First Nations of Northern Canada in French.
  Los Kutchin * Los Gwich'in * Historia y lengua Kutchin:
  Information about the Gwich'in people in Spanish.
  Gwich'in Nation:
  Gwich'in links.

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