Tsilhqot'in


Tsilhqot'in

The Tsilhqut’in (also Chilcotin, Tsilqut'in, Tŝinlhqot’in, Chilkhodin, Tsilkótin, Tsilkotin) are a Northern Athabaskan First Nations people that live in British Columbia, Canada.

The name "Tsilhqut’in", also spelled "Tŝinlhqot’in" is the Chilcotin name for themselves "people of the red-ochre river" ("Chilko" meaning "red ochre river"): . The name also refers to the Chilcotin region in which they are found, which is the inland lea of the Coast Ranges on the west side of the Fraser River, and also is the name of the river draining that region. The Chilcotin District is often viewed as an extension of the Cariboo District, east of that river, although it has a distinct identity from the Cariboo. The Chilcotin district is mostly a wide, high plateau, stretching from the mountains to the Fraser, but also includes several fjord-like lakes which verge from the plateau into the base of the mountains, the largest of which is Chilko Lake. Despite its small population and isolation, the region has produced a small but very readable literature mixing naturalism with native and settler cultures. The area is accessed by Highway 20, which runs from the port town of Bella Coola, at the head of a coastal fjord in the heart of the mountains, across the mountains and plateau to the city of Williams Lake, the principal town of the Cariboo District.

ee also

* Chilcotin language
* Chilcotin War
* Carrier Chilcotin Tribal Council
* Tsilhqot'in Tribal Council

External links

* [http://www.firstnationtng.org/ Tŝilhqot'in National Government]
* [http://sisis.nativeweb.org/tsilhqotin/main.html Tsilhqot'in Nation]
* [http://research2.csci.educ.ubc.ca/indigenation/lisa.htm Unjust Trial and Hanging of the Tsilhqot'in Warriors]
* [http://www.canadianmysteries.ca/sites/klatsassin/context/tsilhqotinculture/indexen.html Tsilhqot’in Culture]
* [http://www.canadianmysteries.ca/sites/klatsassin/context/tsilhqotinculture/anthropologiststories/370en.html Tsilhqot’in Homeland by James Teit, 1909]
* [http://www.canadianmysteries.ca/sites/klatsassin/context/tsilhqotinculture/anthropologiststories/371en.html The Tsilhqot'in and Their Neighbours According to James Teit, 1909]
* [http://www.canadianmysteries.ca/sites/klatsassin/context/tsilhqotinculture/anthropologiststories/372en.html Tsîlhqot’in Food Supply According to James Teit, 1909]
* [http://www.canadianmysteries.ca/sites/klatsassin/context/tsilhqotinculture/anthropologiststories/373en.html Tsîlhqot’in Travel and Trade by James Teit, 1909]
* [http://www.canadianmysteries.ca/sites/klatsassin/context/tsilhqotinculture/anthropologiststories/374en.html Tsîlhqot’in Warfare by James Teit, 1909]
* [http://www.gov.bc.ca/arr/negotiation/first_nations_in_the_process/tsilhqotin.htm Tsilhqot'in National Government]
* [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/canada/tsilkotinindianhist.htm Tsilkotin Indian Tribe History]

Bibliography

* Nemaiah: The Unconquered Country, Terry Glavin
* Chilcotin Cowboy, Paul St. Pierre
* Smith and Other Events, Paul St. Pierre
* Caruso of Lonesome Lake, Ralph Edwards
* Chiwid, Sage Birchwater
* The Chilcotin War, Mel Rothenburger
* High Slack, Judith Williams


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