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Nuuchahnulth (Nootka) Culture and History

As a complement to our Nuuchahnulth language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Nuuchahnulth (Nootka) tribe and their society. Please note that the Nuuchahnulth and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Nuuchahnulth history is interesting and important, but the Nuuchahnulth 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. Please contact us if you have a Nuuchahnulth link to add.

Also, please note that the name "Nootka" is considered offensive by some Nuuchahnulth people today, though others continue to use it to refer to themselves. "Nuuchahnulth" is the correct tribal name, but we have included the name "Nootka" on our site as well simply because it is still in use by some tribal members and we wish to be as inclusive as possible,. We hope this does not cause offense to anyone.

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Nuuchahnulth Tribal and Community Websites

Nuu Chah Nulth Tribal Council:
    Homepage of the Nootka First Nation.

Nuuchahnulth Lifestyle and Tradition

Nootka Tribe:
    Overview of Nootka culture and history.
The Nootka Indians:
    Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Nootka tribe.
Nootka (Nuu-Chah-Nulth) * Ahousaht * Chickliset * Clayoquot (Tla-o-qui-aht) * Ehattesaht * Hesquiaht * Mowachaht:
    Muchalaht * Nutchalaht * Opetchesaht * Sheshaht * Toquaht * Uchucklesaht * Ucluelet:
    History of the Nootka tribes in Canada.
Nootka Legends:
    Collection of Nuu-Chah-Nulth mythology and traditional stories.
Canadian Peoples: Wakashans:
    Ethnography of the Nuu-chah-nulth and other Northwest Coast Natives.
Nooksak and Nootka Indians of Canada:
    Nooksack and Nootka Indian history and genealogical information.
Nootka Authors: * Tse-Shaht Authors:
    Nuu-chah-nulth writers, their lives and work.
Nootka House:
    Recreation of a 19th-century Nuu-chah-nulth house.
Northwest Coast Clothes * Indian Garments * Nootka Basket Cap * Nootka Basket Hat * Nuuchahnulth Blanket Robe:
    Nuuchahnulth Cape * Indian Hair Styles:
    Pictures of traditional Nootka and other Northwest Coast Indian clothing and hair.
Standing-On-The-Beach Sculpture:
    Photograph and description of a Nuu-chah-nulth carving.
Nuu-chah-nulth Doll and Cradle * Nootka Dice Game * Nootka Dice * Nootka Top * Nootka Gambling Disks:
    Nootka Gambling Stick * Nuu-Chah-Nulth Racket Game * Nootka Bullroarer * Nootka Drum:
    Nuu-chah-nulth dolls, games, and musical instruments.
Gateway to Aboriginal Heritage: Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka):
    Online exhibit of Nuu-chah-nulth artifacts from the Canadian Museum of Civilization.
Canoeing Cultures: The Nuu-Chah-Nulth:
    Nootka canoe-building and traditional culture.
Ahousaht First Nation Flag:
    Nuu-Chah-Nulth flags.
Four Directions: Nootka:
    Timeline and links about Nootka history.

Books for sale on the Nootka/Nuuchahnulth Indians

Nuu-chah-nulth Voices, History, Objects and Journeys:
    Book of essays, articles, interviews and photographs about the Nootka people.
Peoples of the Northwest Coast:
    Archaeology and anthropology of the Nootka and other Northwestern Indians.
American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Nootkas and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Wikipedia: Nuu-chah-nulth * Aboriginal Groups: Nootka * Nootka or Nuu-chah-nulth:
   Encyclopedia articles on the Nuu-chah-nulth tribe.
   Pueblo Nootka * Los Nootka:
   Information about the Nootka people in Spanish.
  Peuples autochtones de la côte pacifique:
  Information about the Nootka and other Northwest Coast First Nations in French.
  Les Amérindiens Nootka du Canada * Les Tseshahts:
  Information about the Nootka First Nations in French.
   Nootka Tribe:
   Nootka links.



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