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Nuxalk

 

 

Ethnie: NUXALK (BELLA COOLA)
Language: Nuxalk
Family: Nuxalk
Stock: Salish
Phylum: Mosan
Macro-Culture: Northwestern
Speakers 20   (2002 Poser)  
       The Nuxalk were a maritime hunter/gatherer nation and dialectic group. They relied heavily on fishing. They were located on Bentinck Arms, and the Dean and Bella Coola Rivers. They traded with the Whites but ultimately suffered from their diseases.
Aboriginal Locations (Villages)
BC    Kimsquit, Bella Coola, Nuhalk, Taliomk, Noothlakamish (about 45)
Present Locations
BC   Nuxalk Nation, Bella Coola
Year History
1793 Visited by Capt. George Vancouver and Alexander Mackenzie
1843 Hudson Bay post Ft. McLoughlin established
1862 Smallpox epidemic
1883 Methodist mission established by William Pierce
1884 Potlatch banned in British Columbia
1951 Potlatch ban repealed
Year BC Population   Source
1700 1,400   NAHDB calculation
1780 1,400   Mooney estimate
1800 1,400   NAHDB calculation
1900 300   NAHDB calculation
1902 311   Swanton
1998 900   UNPO
2000 900   NAHDB calculation
Other speakers of the same language:
None
Bella Coola Tribe Sites:
Bella Coola  http://www.britishcolumbia.com/regions/towns/?townID=3587
Bella Coola  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bella_Coola
Bella Coola  http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/cultural/northamerica/bellacoola.html
Bella Coola  http://www.thewildwest.org/native_american/society/BellaCoola.html
Bella Coola Circa 1873  http://www.civilization.ca/aborig/nwca/nwcam19e.html
Bella Coola Community  http://www.bcahc.ca/irpbc/default.asp?pageid=692
Bella Coola Ethnobotany  http://plato.acadiau.ca/courses/biol/nna/BELLACOOLA2.html
Bella Coola History  http://www.brocktonplace.com/Bella-coola-history.html
Bella Coola Language  http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=blc
Bella Coola Linguistic Lineage  http://www.ethnologue.com/show_lang_family.asp?code=blc
Bella Coola Mask  http://www.150.si.edu/150trav/remember/r512.htm
Bella Coola Mythology  http://www.blueravenco.com/mythology2.html
Bella Coola Town Site  http://www.centralcoastbc.com/profiles/ccrd/bellaplaces.asp
Bella Coola Town Site  http://www.bellacoolahost.com/html/bella_coola_town_site.html
Child and the Cannibal, The  http://www.firstpeople.us/FP-Html-Legends/TheChildandtheCannibal-BellaCoola.html
Klinaklini River  http://www.greatcanadianrivers.com/rivers/klinaklini/history-home.html
Nuxalk  http://www.unpo.org/news_detail.php?arg=42&par=63
Nuxalk (Bella Coola)  http://thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0000666
Nuxalk House  http://www.civilization.ca/aborig/grand/ghhe3eng.html
Nuxalk Language  http://www.native-languages.org/nuxalk.htm
Nuxalk Language  http://www.ydli.org/langs/nuxalk.htm
Nuxalk Language  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nux%C3%A1lk_language
Nuxalk Language  http://www.languagegeek.com/salishan/nuxalk.html
Nuxalk Nation  http://www.nuxalk.org/
Nuxalk Nation  http://www.nuxalknation.org/
Nuxalk protest Interfor logging at Ista, a sacred site  http://archive.greenpeace.org/comms/97/forest/press/nunjune05b.html
Petroglyph Gallery  http://www.petroglyphgallery.ca/

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