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Tolowa Culture and History

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

Tolowa Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Tolowa Indian language.
Tolowa Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Tolowa culture.
Tolowa Legends:
    Collection of Tolowa Indian legends and folktales.

Tolowa Tribal and Community Websites

Confederated Tribes of Siletz:
    Home to descendants of the Tolowa and many other tribes of Washington, Oregon and California.

Tolowa Lifestyle and Tradition

Linguistic Families of Northern California * Pre-Contact California Tribal Territories:
    Maps showing where in California the Tolowa people live.
Tolowa Tradition Bearer
    Interview with a Tolowa elder on cultural and language preservation for her people.
    Article on Tolowa culture and history from the Encyclopedia of North American Indians.
The Tolowa and Tututni:
    Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Tututni and Tolowa Indians.
Tolowa Legends:
    Collection of Tolowa Indian legends and folktales.
    Profile of the Tolowa Indians from the Four Directions Institute.
Loren Bommelyn:
    Songs performed by a Tolowa musician.
West Coast Athabaskans
    Brief history of the Tolowa and other Oregon Athabascan tribes from the University of Oregon.
Oregon Indian Tribes
    Fact sheet about the Tolowa and other Oregon Indian tribes.

Books for sale on the Tolowa Indians
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Understanding Tolowa Histories
    An excellent book on the culture and traditions of modern-day Tolowa Indians.
California's Native American Tribes: Tolowa
    Overview of the culture and history of the Tolowa tribe.
Native American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Tolowas and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Tolowa People * Tolowa:
Encyclopedia articles on the Tolowa Indians.
Los Tolowa:
Information about the Tolowa tribe in Spanish.
Tolowa Tribe:
Tolowa links.

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