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 Northwest Coast Bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Efrat, B.S. A grammar of non-particles in Sooke, A dialect of Straits Coast Salish.
Leslie, A.R. A grammar of the Cowichan dialect of Halkomelem Salish.
A phonology and morphology of Songish: A dialect of Straits Salish.
www.lib.montana.edu /~bcoon/nwcst.html#NW80   (5048 words)

 Civilization.ca - Grand Hall - Coast Salish house (exterior)
The Coast Salish are actually several related groups whose territories occupy much of the eastern coast of Vancouver Island and the mainland opposite.
There were two types of houses in Coast Salish villages, a long shed-roofed structure and a gabled house with a slightly pitched roof.
The house representing the Coast Salish in the exhibit is a smaller version of a house which stood near the present site of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.
www.civilization.ca /aborig/grand/ghhe6eng.html   (365 words)

 Coast Salish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Coast Salish are a group of Salishan-speaking First Nations/Native American in British Columbia and Washington..
Unlike the stereotypical hunter-gatherer societies widespread in North America, but like other peoples of the coast of the Pacific Northwest, Coast Salish society was complex, hierarchical, and oriented toward property and status.
The Coast Salish held slaves as simple property and not as members of the tribe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Coast_Salish   (342 words)

 Salishan languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Salishan (also Salish) languages are a group of languages of western Canada and the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
The terms Salish and Salishan are used interchangeably by Salishan linguists and anthropologists.
The name Salish is actually the name of the language of Salish tribe in Montana.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Salishan_languages   (438 words)

 Salish, Central Coast
Central Coast Salish share the same culture but speak 4 distinct languages of the Coast Salish language family.
The Central Coast Salish area, with a mild and relatively dry climate, had rich and varied resources.
Straits Salish perfected the reef net, a unique trap set between pairs of canoes at owned locations in the sea where Fraser-bound salmon were known to pass.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0001484   (220 words)

 Coast Salish Weaving
Materials: The most common materials for weaving wool Coast Salish blankets, shawls or dresses was from using the Mountain Goat and from the wool dogs that were kept by the Coast Salish people.
The Coast Salish people’s wool dogs were raised for the value of the wool.
The spindle and whorls used by the Coast Salish people are made in varying size, from small to make fine yarn (spin on leg), to whorls 6” to 8” in diameter and a spindle 3’ long.
www.jamestowntribe.org /coastsalishweaving.htm   (2437 words)

 The First Nations of the North West Coast- Coast Salish Connections to the environment, involvement in conservation
The Coast Salish are part of the Salishan language family, forming a cultural continuum from the north end of the Strait of Georgia to the southern end of Puget Sound, covering coastal regions of British Columbia and Washington, including parts of Vancouver island.
The various bands and nations of the area, including the Coast Salish, recognized their dependence on the environment and as such, many aspects of their lives and culture were tied to the environment.
The Coast Salish bands of today believe that the social problems that many reserves are currently experiencing are because they lost control of the family institutions by losing control of their connections to the moons.
www.racerocks.com /racerock/firstnations/paper/conservation.htm   (4966 words)

 First Nations in Canada
The southernmost Pacific Coast tribes were the Nootka and the Coast Salish.
The Coast Salish were found on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island and on the mainland just opposite, from Bute Inlet to the mouth of the Columbia River.
Amongst both the Coast Salish and the Bella Coola there was a considerable amount of such shifting up and down the social scale, depending on an individual's abilities.
www.rlc.dcccd.edu /Mathsci/anth/104/pacific.htm   (3718 words)

 Coast Salish Canoes
The coastal indigenous people of the Northwest Coast of North America, from Oregon to Southeast Alaska, were the makers of canoes from the western red cedar tree.
Among the British Columbia Salish people, the woodpecker, especially the northern pileated redhead, was the most common dream spirit of canoe builders.
The most common canoes in the Coast Salish area are, Northern (Haida), Nootkan/West Coast, Coast Salish, Salish shovel-nosed river and Coast Salish racing.
www.jamestowntribe.org /coastsalishcanoes.htm   (1269 words)

 Coast Salish: Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Coast Salish are quite different from the other First Nations of the B.C. coast.
Because of the mild climate and bountiful resources, the land of the Coast Salish became the most inhabited by European peoples.
Coast Salish art was nearly forgotten as European peoples picked the Native art style that appealed to them the most and neglected all others.
www.maltwood.uvic.ca /nwcp/coastsal/intro.html   (165 words)

 ::: American Indians of the Pacific Northwest Collection :::
The figures carved on Northwest Coast poles generally represent ancestors and supernatural beings that were once encountered by the ancestors of the lineage, who thereby acquired the right to represent them as crests, symbols of their identity, and records of their history.
In order to be sure of the meaning of the figures carved on Northwest Coast poles, it is necessary to know what the owner's history is. There are other versions of similar stories that are used by different Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian families on their own poles, each being the property of different lineages.
As the prominence of the totem pole as a symbol of the Northwest Coast spread, their use also spread to neighboring tribes, and during the late twentieth century, many southern Northwest Coast tribes have adopted the form of the northern carved poles to their own use.
content.lib.washington.edu /aipnw/wright.html   (3725 words)

 Native Regions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Salish occupied the delta of the Frasier River and some southern parts of Vancouver Island, and were distributed southward down the Washington coast; one of the groups of Salish people occupied territory to the north near Bella Coola River.
The Coast Salish inhabited the coast of the mainland from Bute Inlet in British Columbia to the Columbia River, dividing Washington and Oregon and those areas on Vancouver Island not occupied by the Kwak-Waka'wakw (Kwaguitl) and the Nuu-Chah-Nulth ("Nootka"), from Johnstone Straight to Port San Juan.
Coast Salish artists were imaginative artists with an ancient woodworking tradition.
www.judyhillgallery.com /native.htm   (347 words)

 Susan Point - Alcheringa Gallery
Susan has immersed herself in the study of traditional Coast Salish art, and emerged with a language of design both authentic yet vibrantly contemporary.
Coast Salish art is relatively unknown to most people today as it was an almost lost art form after European contact -- the reason being is that Salish lands were the first to be settled by the Europeans which adversely affected my people traditional life-style.
Because of this, over the years, I spent a great deal of my time trying to revive traditional Coast Salish art, in an attempt to educate the public to the fact that there was, and still is, another art form indigenous to the Central Pacific Northwest Coast.
www.alcheringa-gallery.com /artists.html?do=view&artist=67   (347 words)

 Portal posts pitched for port   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Workman, who passed away in January, was of local Native Coast Salish stock and felt strongly that there should be public acknowledgement of the Native presence on the island.
Coast Salish artist Susan Point and her husband will be in attendance.
Susan Point is Northwest Coast Salish, the nation that once inhabited local waters known as the Salish Sea.
www.sanjuanislander.com /groups/art/posts.shtml   (1661 words)

 Film tells story of Coast Salish knitters
The Story of the Coast Salish Knitters weaves together rare archival footage and interviews with three generations of Cowichan, Penelakut and Tsartlip women, telling an inspiring tale of artistry, courage and cultural transformation.
These blankets represented cultural esteem and were the main form of currency in the Coast Salish economy, used for trade and ceremonial purposes.
However, throughout the past century, Coast Salish women have continued producing these useful and beautiful garments — a symbol of their extraordinary resourcefulness, creativity and adaptability.
ring.uvic.ca /00sept22/welsh.html   (591 words)

Salish, indigenous people of North America, also known as the Flathead, who in the early 19th cent.
After the introduction of the horse the Salish adopted a Plains culture, including the hunting of buffalo and the use of the tepee.
By the Garfield Treaty (1872) the Salish agreed to move north to the valley of the Flathead lake and river.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/society/A0843236.html   (384 words)

 UW Press: Search Books in Print
By carving, weaving, and painting their stories into ceremonial and utilitarian objects, Coast Salish artists render tangible the words and ideas that have been the architecture of this remarkable Pacific Northwest Coast culture.
The Coast Salish tribes have developed a culture that was and still is shared orally, steeped in the ritual and beauty of storytelling and mythology.
Steven C. Brown contributes a thought-provoking review of the history of Coast Salish culture, incorporating an analysis of its formal elements while placing it in the context of the northern and southern artistic traditions of the region.
www.washington.edu /uwpress/search/books/BLACCC.html   (385 words)

 Coastal Oregon Native Americans
The Indian population of the county was estimated at 2,200 in 1806 and by 1849 had dwindled to 200.
Indian trails led along the coast to the mouth of the Columbia and eastward to the Willamette Valley.
They aided other 'Coast Rogue' Indians in the general resistance of 1853-1856, and were moved north to the Siletz Reservation, where they numbered only nine in 1910.
www.chenowith.k12.or.us /tech/subject/social/natam_or/coastal.html   (1625 words)

There are primarily three types of monumental poles: house frontal poles placed against the house front, often incorporating doorways of houses; carved interior house posts that support massive roof beams, and free-standing memorial poles placed in front of houses to honor deceased chiefs or mythical beings.
The Nuu'chah' nulth on Vancouver Island's West Coast, and the Coast Salish in Southern British Columbia and western Washington also carved large human figures representing ancestors and spirit helpers on interior house posts and as grave monuments.
Painting, textiles, masks, bent wood boxes, carvings in wood, bone, ivory, horn, argillite and fine metals from the size of a child's ring to totem poles as monumental as those erected in the nineteenth century--all are produced today.
www.svreeland.com /fl-1st-nation.html   (1483 words)

 Straight.com Vancouver | Arts Notes | Coast Salish art to go public
Art of the Coast Salish people—Vancouver’s original inhabitants—is almost entirely absent from our public space, but the city is about to invest $150,000 to change that.
By mid-May, a new piece of public art representing the Coast Salish will be chosen for Brockton Point in Stanley Park, where a steady stream of tourist buses unload snap-happy visitors each summer.
The second is a carved archway with a mosaic of a traditional blanket underneath and a spindle whorl, representing Salish mothers and women in general.
www.straight.com /content.cfm?id=9640   (401 words)

 Living Traditions | Coast Salish Canoe Racing
The Coast Salish people live on the central Pacific coast of North America in what is now southern British Columbia and Washington State.
There are over 25,000 Coast Salish people, organized into over 50 different bands.
In British Columbia, many Coast Salish bands are actively involved in treaty negotiations.
www.virtualmuseum.ca /Exhibitions/Traditions/English/salish_canoe.html   (116 words)

 Native Languages Spoken in the Gulf of Georgia Area
Central Coast Salish people speak several different languages, but are closely connected through marriage ties, shared stories, beliefs, customs, and traditions.
There are ten different languages spoken among the Central Coast Salish cultures, all of which belong to the Central Coast branch of the Salishan language family.
In addition to the ten Central Coast Salish languages, there are 13 other languages in the Salishan language family.
www3.bc.sympatico.ca /thom/language.htm   (585 words)

 ICT [2003/02/13]  Traditional Coast Salish house posts call attention to rich tribal history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The other post depicts a Coast Salish woman and a mountain lion, representing the relationship between native people and wildlife.
Her cause was boosted by petitions signed by residents and a resolution of support signed by the San Juan County Board of Realtors.
"Coast Salish art is relatively unknown to most people today," Point said in the book, "Susan Point, Coast Salish artist," by Michael Kew and Peter Macnair.
www.indiancountry.com /content.cfm?id=1045148207   (928 words)

 Coast Salish on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The north-central cultural dichotomy on the Northwest coast of North America: its evolution as sugge...
Plant cultivation on the Northwest Coast: a reconsideration.
Exploring Coast Salish Prehistory: The Archaeology of San Juan Island.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/X/X-CoastSal.asp   (274 words)

 Coast Salish -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Salish culture and society was differed greatly from those of other First Nations/Native Americans.
Property and status were paramount in Salish society and slavery was widespread.
Unlike other First Nations/Native American groups, the Salish held slaves as simple property and not as members of the tribe.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Coast_Salish   (372 words)

 Sunshine Coast BC Canada
As all types of resources were available, all aspects of Coast Salish spirituality were practised in Gl'amin.
Ceremonies included dances and songs and were attended by the local family groups as well as by other nations from the southern coast and Vancouver Island.
Gl'amin was also a meeting place where important issues with the potential to affect the daily life of Coast Salish communities were discussed.
www.thesunshinecoast.com /lund   (975 words)

 Seattle University - News and events - University news   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
"Coast Salish art is relatively unknown to most people today as it was an almost lost art form after European contact," Point said.
Point is a printmaker and jeweler from the Musqueam Reserve in Vancouver and is one of a handful of contemporary artists engaged in reviving the ancient principles of Coast Salish two-dimensional design.
Born in 1952, Point was 29 when she began to study Salish art, creating her first pieces in silver and gold.
www.seattleu.edu /home/news_events/news/news_detail.asp?elYear=1998&elID=5222002114905   (461 words)

 Georgia Basin Action Plan - Coast Salish Sea Initiative   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The word SQELATSES translates in Coast Salish Halkomelem and Sencoten as “Home”- a watershed characterized by an abundance and diversity of life within the ecosystem.
The Coast Salish exercised stewardship over the land and resources of this unique and sensitive ecosystem for many thousands of years or since “time immemorial”.
Sensitive Ecosystem Mapping on the Sunshine Coast is being undertaken with Coast Salish partnering in overseeing the mapping projects.
www.pyr.ec.gc.ca /GeorgiaBasin/CoastSalish_e.htm   (299 words)

 Coast Salish Collections: Archaeology and Ethnology of the Gulf of Georgia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Coast Salish Collections: Archaeology and Ethnology of the Gulf of Georgia
The Salish language family is one of the largest in North America.
Salish languages have been spoken in parts of what are now British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana.
collections.ic.gc.ca /salish/ph2/trad/salish.htm   (65 words)

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