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Halkomelem Culture and History

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

Sto:lo Nation * Seabird Island First Nation * Musqueam First Nation:
    Official homepages of the Halkomelem Salish-speaking nations of British Columbia.
Quw'utsun' Cultural and Conference Centre:
    Cultural centre of the Quw'utsun' (Cowichan) tribe.

Halkomelem Lifestyle and Tradition

The Cowichan:
    Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Cowichan Indians.
Central Coast Salish Nations:
    History of the Halkomelem and other Coast Salish tribes in Canada.
Canadian Peoples: Salish:
    Ethnography of the Halkomelem and other Salishan nations.
Coast Salish House:
    Recreation of a 19th-century Coast Salish house.
Halkomelem Legends:
    Collection of Cowichan and Musqueam Indian legends and folktales.
Halq'emeylem Map:
    Map showing Klallam, Straits Salish, Nooksack, Squamish, and Halq'meylem Indian territories.
Canoeing Cultures: Coast Salish:
    Halkomelem and other Coast Salish canoe-building and traditional culture.
Salish Spindle Whorl:
    Pictures of a Vancouver Island Salish weaving tool, with information about Salish textile arts.
Gateway to Aboriginal Heritage: Coast Salish:
    Online exhibit of Coast Salish artifacts from the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

Books for sale on the Sto:los and Cowichans

You Are Asked To Witness: The Sto:lo in Canada's Pacific Coast History:
    An interesting book on the Sto:lo Indian culture for sale.
    Illustrated story-book about the Sto:lo sasquatch, in English and Halkomelem.
Native American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Halkomelems and American Indians in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Coast Salish: * Wikipedia: Cowichan: * Wikipedia: Sto:lo:
  Encyclopedia articles about the Coast Salish tribes.
  Historia y lengua Halkomelem * Los Salish:
  Information about the Halkomelem people in Spanish.
  Les Amérindiens Salish de la Colombie-Britannique * Salish de la côte centrale * Famille des langues salish:
  Information about the Halkomelem tribe and other Salish people in French.
  Cowichan Nation:
  Sto:lo and Cowichan links.

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