In cold weather, men wore robes woven out of shredded cedar bark; women’s robes were similar to men’s, and they always wore an apron of shredded cedar bark. Highly prized ceremonial robes had mountain-goat wool woven into the shredded cedar bark.
Another was Lacrosse, played with a wooden stick with a netted pocket to catch the ball. The point was to score on the opposing goal. And the third was shinny. Shinny was a hockey like game, usually only played by women, because of how light they were on their feet.
The Nuu – chah – nulth are culturally related to the Kwakiutl. Their name means “along the mountains.” They speak a Wakashan language.
Nuu-chah-nulth ( Nootka ) are Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast in Canada. In 1978, the Nuu-chah-nulth chose the collective term Nuu-chah-nulth (nuučaan̓uł, meaning “all along the mountains and sea”) to describe the First Nations of western Vancouver Island.
What kind of homes did they build? They lived in cedar plank houses made of cedar.
Nootka Sound was a major point of interest for the same reason East India Trading wanted it on “Taboo.” As a sound, it allowed ships to dock in a safe area of water protected from the open ocean, making it the perfect spot for a coastal trading post that allowed easy access to China.
Native Americans enjoyed a wide variety of entertainment in the form of sports, games, music, dance, and festivals. Different tribes and regions had their own games and traditions. One of the most popular Native American sports was lacrosse. This is still a popular sport today.
Most tools that the Northwest Coast people used were made out of cedar wood, stone, and shells. Sledgehammers for splitting wood were made out of stone. For hunting they used bows and arrows, snares, deadfalls, and harpoons. For fishing they used nets, underwater traps, bone and wood hooks, and harpoons.
Nuu – chah – nulth is a Southern Wakashan language related to Nitinaht and Makah. Nuu – chah – nulth language.
|Nuu – chah – nulth|
|Region||West coast of Vancouver Island, from Barkley Sound to Quatsino Sound, British Columbia|
|Ethnicity||7,680 Nuu – chah – nulth (2014, FPCC)|
By 1793 Britain and Spain had become allies in a war against France. The issues of the Nootka Crisis had become less important. An agreement was signed on January 11, 1794, under which both nations agreed to abandon Nootka Sound, with a ceremonial transfer of the post at Friendly Cove to the British.
Vancouver Island, island lying off of southwestern British Columbia, Canada. With an area of 12,079 square miles (31,285 square km), it is the largest island on the Pacific coast of North America.
WHAT IS NOOTKA OIL? Nootka essential oil is distilled from the Nootka cedar tree, a relative of Arborvitae, common in the Pacific Northwest. Nootka is known as one of the strongest cedar varieties in the world and is often referred to as yellow cedar or yellow cypress.