Arima, Eugene Y.. Nootkans of Vancouver Island

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Title: Nootkans of Vancouver Island

Published in: Handbook of North American Indians. Northwest Coast. Vol. 7, edited by Wayne Suttles

Published By: Handbook of North American Indians. Northwest Coast. Vol. 7, edited by Wayne Suttles Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O.. 1990. 391-411 p. ill.

By line: Eugene Arima and John Dewhirst

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Nuu-chah-nulth (NE11)

Subjects: Geography (130); Tribe and nation (619); Fishing (226); Marine hunting (225); Community heads (622); Status, role, and prestige (554); Visual arts (5311); Marriage (580); History (175); Population (161);

Abstract: This article is a culture summary of the Nootkans of Vancouver Island from approximately 1770 to 1984, based on secondary source material. Major ethnographic topics discussed in this document deal with tribal components, environment, subsistence, marine hunting, house types, clothing and adornment, social organization, feasts and potlatches, music and art, cosmology, ceremonies, life cycle events, and history.

Document Number: 20

Document ID: ne11-020

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Ethnologists-4

Analyst: John Beierle; 2009

Coverage Date: 1770-1984

Coverage Place: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

LCSH: Nootka Indians//Nuu-chah-nulth Indians

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