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˜Tsimshian Culture and History

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

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

Tsimshian Tribal and Community Websites

Kitsumkalum:
    One of seven modern Tsimshian tribes, Kitsumkalum First Nation has a website with language, culture and community information.
Kitselas First Nation:
    Another of the current Tsimshian tribes, also with a good website featuring cultural and historical material.

Maps of Tsimshian Lands

Indigenous Peoples and Languages of Alaska:
    Map showing the location of the Tsimshian and other Alaska Native tribes.

Tsimshian Lifestyle and Tradition

Connecting Traditions: Tsimshian Pre-Contact Life:
    First Nations Education Services' multimedia presentation on Tsimshian archaeology, history, culture and language.
From Time Immemorial: Tsimshian Prehistory:
    Archaeological study on the ancestors of the modern-day Tsimshians, also with some information on Tsimshian lifeways.
Tsimshian:
    History of the Tsimshian tribe in Canada.
Canadian Peoples: Tsimshian:
    Ethnography of the Gitksan, Nisga'a, and Tsimshian people.
Alaska Native Heritage Center:
    Cultural and historical information about the Tsimshian, Tlingit, Haida, and Eyak peoples.
Tsimshian Authors:
    Tsimshian writers, their lives and work.
Tsimshian House:
    Recreation of a 19th-century Tsimshian house.
Tsimshian Indian Clothes * Clothing of Tsimshian Nobles * Native Costumes
    Basket Hat * Tsimshian Leggings * Indian Hair Style:
    Pictures of traditional Tsimshian Indian clothing and hair.
Tsimshian Gambling Sticks * Tsimshian Gambling Sticks * Tsimshian Gambling Bundle:     Coast Tsimshian Gambling Mat:
    Tsimshian toys and games.
Tsimshian Drum * Tsimshian Box Drum * Tsimshian Drum * Tsimshian Round Drum:
    Tsimshian musical instruments.
Northwest Coast Button Blankets * Tsimshian Button Blanket:
    Photographs and descriptions of Haida, Tsimshian, Tlingit, and Nisga'a blanket robes.
Tsimshian Mask:
    The interesting story of a pair of stone Tsimshian dance masks.
Tsimshian House Screen:
    Photographs of traditional Tsimshian painting.
The Totem Pole Gambalch:
    Photograph and description of a Tsimshian totem pole.
Gateway to Aboriginal Heritage: Coast Tsimshian:
    Online exhibit of Tsimshian artifacts from the Canadian Museum of Civilization.
Tsimshian Deer Stew Recipe * Alaskan Baked Salmon:
    Traditional Tsimshian recipes.
Four Directions: Tsimshian:
    Timeline and links about Tsimshian history.

Books for sale on the Tsimshian Indians

Tsimshian Culture: A Light Through the Ages:
    Book for sale on the Tsimshian people and their worldview.
The Porcupine Hunter and Other Stories:
    A book of Tsimshian legends and traditional tales.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about Tsimshians and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Tsimshian People * Aboriginal Groups: Coast Tsimshian * Tsimshian:
   Encyclopedia articles on the Tsimshian Indians.
   Pueblo Tsimshian:
   Information about the Tsimshian tribe in Spanish.
  Peuples autochtones de la côte pacifique:
  Information about the Tsimshian and other Northwest Coast First Nations in French.
   Tsimshian Tribe:
   Tsimshian links.



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