Men built canoes for water transportation, and women made burden and storage cedar-bark baskets. Trade The Bella Coola received herring eggs from the Bella Bella as well as some canoes from the Bella Bella and other Kwakiutl groups. They also traded with some Plateau Indians.
Bella Coola men wear no clothes and the women just wears skirts made from cedar barks and they just use capes during the cold season.
The food that the Bella Coola tribe ate included their staple diet of fish supplemented by wapato (Indian Potato) greens, seeds and berries. The women also pressed the rich oil from the eulachon ( candlefish ) and used large amounts of this oil as a dip for their food.
Where did the Northwest Coast Indian people live? Historically, the Northwest Coast people inhabited a narrow belt of North American Pacific coastland and offshore islands from the southern border of Alaska to northwestern California.
Bella Coola or Bel·la Coo·las. 1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting the coast of British Columbia along the Bella Coola River, a short stream flowing westward into a channel of Queen Charlotte Sound. 2. The Salishan language of the Bella Coola.
It is also the location of the head offices of the Central Coast Regional District. The entire Bella Coola Valley had a population of 2,010 as of the 2016 census. This was an increase of 5% from the 2011 census, when the population was 1,919.
Food. Northwest Coast tribes had no pressing food problems. They could get plenty of fish, shellfish, and even whales, seals, and porpoises from the sea and local rivers. The men built weirs (underwater enclosures) and traps to catch huge hauls of salmon and candlefish as they swam upstream to spawn.
There are five tribes from the Southwest: Apache, Hopi, Navajo, Pueblo, and Zuni. Most of these Southwest Indians lived in villages and farming was their main occupation.
Today, many Walla Walla live on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. The Walla Walla share the land and a governmental structure with the Cayuse and the Umatilla tribes as part of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla.