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Beaver Indian Culture and History

As a complement to our Beaver language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Beaver tribe and their society.

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Please note that the Beaver and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Ancient history is interesting and important, but the Beaver 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.

Our Beaver Websites

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

Beaver Tribal and Community Websites

Beaver First Nation:
    Homepage of the Beaver Nation of Alberta.
Doig River First Nation:
    Information, contact and links for this Dane-zaa/Beaver nation of British Columbia.
Doig River First Nation * Halfway River First Nation * Prophet River First Nation:
    Treaty 8 community profiles for the four Beaver Indian bands of British Columbia.

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Where Happiness Dwells: A History of the Dane-zaa First Nations:
    Excellent tribal history of the Dane-Zaa people.
Trail to Heaven: Knowledge And Narrative In A Northern Native Community:
    Good ethnography of the Dunne-za tribe of British Columbia.
When You Sing It Now, Just Like New:
    Interesting book on oral traditions in the Dane-zaa and other British Columbian First Nations.
The Beaver Indians and the Fur Trade on the Peace River:
    History book on the Beaver tribe during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.

Beaver Lifestyle and Tradition

First Nations People of the Peace River Area:
    A variety of articles and historic photographs on the Sekani, Cree, and Beaver Indians of the Rocky Mountain trench.
The Beaver Nation:
    Information on the Beaver tribe's history, traditional customs and religion.
    History of the Beaver nation in Canada.
Canadian Peoples: Na-Dene:
    Ethnography of the Beaver and other Athabaskan nations.
Beaver People:
    History and culture of the Beaver First Nation of Alberta.
Beaver Indian Culture:
    Article on Beaver history and culture.
Beaver Indians' Habitations:
    Essay on traditional Beaver Indian houses, including a short recounting of a Dunne-za legend.
Gateway to Aboriginal Heritage: Dane-zaa (Beaver):
    Online exhibit of Beaver artifacts from the Canadian Museum of Civilization.
Tsattine Indians of Canada:
    History and genealogy information about the Beaver Indians.
Doig River, BC * Halfway River, BC * Prophet River, BC * Blueberry River, BC * Horse Lake, AB:
    Profiles and links for five Beaver First Nations communities.
Beaver Authors:
    Beaver Indian writers, their lives and work.
Beaver Indian Group Picture:
    20th-century photograph of a Beaver Indian family.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Beaver Native American Tribe * Beaver People: * Wikipedia: Dunneza:
   Encyclopedia articles on the Beaver tribe.
  Peuples autochtones de la a zone boréale:
  Information about the Beaver and other First Nations of Northern Canada in French.
   Los Beaver o Tsattine:
   Information about the Beaver tribe in Spanish.
   Beaver Indian Tribe * Beavers:
   Dunne-Za links pages.

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