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Click to edit Master subtitle style 7/11/10 First Nations of the North Pacific Coast The place of the Kwakiutl (Kakwaka’wakw) in the history of anthropology
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7/11/10 It was an area of linguistic diversity with languages belonging to five language families being spoken along the northern portion of the culture area. These languages families were: Nadene Haida Tsimshanic Salishan Wakashan The Kwakiutl (or Kakwaka’wakw) spoke a language in the Wakashan language family. Other Wakashan languages were spoken by the peoples of the west coast of Vancouver Island and the Makah who live in what is now the state of Washington.
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The cultures of the coast of British Columbia and adjacent regions of Alaska and Washington subsisted on the rich marine resources of the region. The area was warmed by the waters of the J apanese current and the moist air from the ocean encountering the coastal mountains created a temperate rain forest along the coast. The cedars and other trees of this forest provided the raw materials for an impressive architectural tradition. Model of Grizzly Bear's Mouth House. Acquired at Skidegate before 1900 for the Lord Bossom collection. CMC VII-B-1556 A model of Chief Giatlins' Grizzly Bear's Mouth House, one of the most unusual buildings in Skidegate, was made about 1890 by John Robson (a later Chief Giatlins), a leading Skidegate carver who inherited the house. It coincides closely with a photo of the house taken in 1878. http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/tresors/treasure/236eng.shtml
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