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Heiltsuk Culture and History

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

Heiltsuk Nation:
    Homepage of the Heiltsuk Nation in British Columbia.

Heiltsuk Lifestyle and Tradition

Heiltsuk (Bella Bella):
    History of the Bella Bella tribe in Canada.
Canadian Peoples: Wakashans:
    Ethnography of the Heiltsuk and other Northwest Coast Natives.
Heiltsuk Legends:
    Collection of Heiltsuk Indian legends and folktales.
Heiltsuk:
    Pictures from an Ontario museum exhibit of Heiltsuk art.
Bentwood Boxes:
    Photographs of a Bella Bella bentwood box, with an illustrated description of how they are made.
Gateway to Aboriginal Heritage: Heiltsuk (Bella Bella):
    Online exhibit of Bella Bella artifacts from the Canadian Museum of Civilization.
Four Directions Institiute: Heiltsuk:
    Bella Bella timeline and links.

Books for sale on the Heiltsuks

Bella Bella: A Season of Heiltsuk Art:
    Coffee-table book of Heiltsuk Indian art for sale.
The Heiltsuks: Dialogues of Culture and History:
    Anthropology text about the effects of colonization on the Bella Bella Indians.
Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Heiltsuks and American Indians in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Wikipedia: Heiltsuk:
  Encyclopedia articles on the Heiltsuk tribe.
   Un important site heiltsuk:
   Information about the Bella Bella tribe in French.
   Heiltsuk Nation:
   Heiltsuk links.



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