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  • The Haida Culture

    Haida Culture The First Nation people who lived on the coastal bays/inlets of Haida Gwai in BC were the Haida culture. They were skilled traders and seafarers. They are known for their mostly known by their totem poles and their art work. They all of the Haida people belonged to two social groups. The two groups were the Raven and Eagle and also known as clans or moieties. Each family of a village was an independent entity. Clan membership was matrilineal. A group contained more than 20 lineages. Members of the raven group could not marry a member from the Raven clan; they had to marry a member from the Eagle clan. This rule prevented inbreeding between the families. If a child’s mother was in the Eagle clan then that child would be part…

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  • Haida Gwaii Analysis

    Haida Gwaii is an archipelago comprised of over two-hundred islands divided into three main physiographic regions: the Queen Charlotte Ranges, the Skidegate Plateau, and the Queen Charlotte Lowlands (Banner et al., 2014). These diverse landscapes and climates give rise to a wide range of plant species, which have sustained the Haida and their ancestors for over ten-thousand years (Banner et al., 2014). However, these plants are more than just a source of sustenance for the Haida, as they are a…

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  • Haida Gwaii Trees

    Haida Gwaii is often referred to as the “The Canadian Galapagos” with over 6800 species of flora and fauna and presence of more unique subspecies than any other areas in Canada of equal size (Gaston, Golumbia, Martin & Sharpe, 2008). Haida Gwaii is located 80 km west of the mainland of British Columbia and is the largest and most isolated archipelago located on the west coast of Canada (Stockton, Allombert, Gaston & Martin, 2005). As the archipelago is within close proximity of the Pacific…

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  • Zonal Ecosystems

    Firstly, the submontane variant of CWHwh, CWHwh1, spans just under half of Haida Gwaii’s total land area making it the most dominant zonal ecosystem on the archipelago (Banner et al., 2014). Extending from sea level to approximately 350 m elevation, this zone is dominated by western hemlock, Sitka spruce, and western redcedar trees accompanied by red huckleberry and feather mosses (Grayston, 2016a). The dominant soils in this zonal ecosystem are Humo-Ferric and Ferro-Humic Podzols with a…

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  • Inuit Tribe Essay

    places. The other tribe is called the Haida, and they live in places with wood and trees. Would you like to know more? Feel free to READ ON. Challenges Because these two tribes live in different places, then they each had many different challenges they had to face. A common, yet hard thing that the Inuit had to face was the cold climate (or weather). That’s why this tribe has a lot of warm clothing to stay away from freezing to death. Even the children's coats were sewed to protect…

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  • Inuit Tribes

    There are many tribes of the first peoples living in Canada. The Inuit, Haida, and the Sioux are all First Nations people. All three of these tribes have things in common, how the Inuit are different, how the Haida are different, and how the Sioux are different. The Inuit, the Haida, and the Sioux are all located in Canada, make different kinds of artwork, have similar tools for hunting and fishing, and they all make their clothing out of animal skins and furs. Topic 1, the Inuit lives in…

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  • The Tlingit Indians: The Northwest Indian Tribe

    The Tlingit indians are the northernmost of the Northwest Indian Tribes. The Northwest Indian tribes, consist of the Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, Kwakiutl, Bella Coola, Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka), Coast Salish, and Chinook tribes. They mostly live in northwest area of California, and Alaska. The Tlingit traditionally got much of their food by fishing, with salmon as the main food source. They also hunted seals and sea otters and gathered wild berries and roots. The Tlingit used cedar wood from…

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  • First Nation People

    INTRODUCTION The First Nation people underwent lots of changes during the pre-contact to the fur-trading period and then again in the settlement period. The Prairies region in the western Canada consists of the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The First Nation people who lived there consist of Kwakwaka’wakw, Tsimshian, Haida, Cree, Athapascans, Blackfoot, Metis etc. During the pre-contact period the lifestyles of the First Nations peoples underwent many changes such as adjusting…

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  • Alaska Response Paper

    The most known is Mount McKinley however Athabascans call it Denali which, means the Great One. Kodiak Island is the second largest island proceeded by the Island of Hawaii. The Unangan word for Alaska is Alaxxsaq which translates to place the sea moves toward and other Unangan word is Alyeska which translates to the great land. I think the native words and their meaning are more beautiful than the given western names. Southeastern Alaska is home to the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian people as…

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  • Positive Effects Of Orcas In Captivity

    The first marine aquarium that Tilikum went to was Sealand. For two-thirds of his life he was locked up in a holding tank. The tank was only twenty feet deep and twenty-eight feet in diameter. Tilikum was four at the time and was already bigger than 11.5 ft long. That tank was too small to be holding three orcas, especially when Tilikum had nowhere to flee when Haida and Nootka would gain up on him due to the size of the tank and his size. Orcas swim up to one-hundred miles a day in the wild,…

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