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Okanagan Indian Culture and History

As a complement to our Okanagan-Colville language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Okanagan tribe and their society. Please note that Okanagans and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Okanagan history is interesting and important, but the Okanagan 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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Okanagan Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Okanagan Indian language.
Okanagan Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Okanagan culture.
Okanagan Legends:
    Collection of Okanagan Indian legends and folktales.

Okanagan Tribal and Community Websites

Colville Confederated Tribes:
    Official homepage of the Colville tribe, which the Okanagan people share with other Washington Indians.

Okanagan Lifestyle and Tradition

The Colvilles:
    Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Okanagan and Colville Indians, among other Salish peoples.
Interior Salish Nations:
    History of the Okanagan and other Interior Salish tribes in Canada.
Canadian Peoples: Salish:
    Ethnography of the Okanagan-Colville and other Salishan nations.
Okanagon Indian Tribe:
    History and genealogy of the Okanagan Indians.
Okanagan Legends:
    Collection of Okanagan Indian legends and folktales.
Okanagan Authors * Okanogan Authors * Colville Authors:
    Okanagan and Colville Indian writers, their lives and work.
Jeanette Armstrong:
    Site about Okanagan Indian author Jeanette Armstrong.
Gateway to Aboriginal Heritage: Okanagan:
    Online exhibit of Okanagan artifacts from the Canadian Museum of Civilization.
Flag of the Colville Confederated Tribes:
    Colville/Okanagan flags.
Colville License Plates * Colville Tribe License Plate:
    License plates of the Colville Reservation.
Four Directions: Okanogan:
    Timeline and links about Okanagan history.

Books for sale on the Okanagans

Write It on Your Heart: The Epic World of an Okanagan Storyteller:
    Interesting book for sale on Okanagan culture, history, and spirituality.
We are the People: A Trilogy of Okanagan Legends:
    Book.of Okanagan traditional stories and mysthology.
Native American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Okanagans and American Indians in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Okanagan People:
   Encyclopedia articles on the Okanagan tribes.
  Les Amérindiens Salish de la Colombie-Britannique:
  Information about the Okanagan and other British Columbia Salishans in French.
   Okanagan Indians:
   Okanagan links.



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