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Heiltsuk Indians


They are a people who are Anishinabe and Wakashan. After Anishinabe ogimak became aware of the Seven Fires Prophecy they ordered their soldiers to invade westward into the western part of North America. They eventually forced their way into the British Columbia and Washington region, subduing the native tribes of that location. One was the Heiltsuk Tribe. That event may have occurred 1,000 years ago or possibly 1,300 years ago. It is a part of Heiltsuk tribal history the whites have robbed them of. Today, the Heiltsuk who are a mixture of Anishinabe and Wakashan, still live in their original homeland which is in extreme western British Columbia, just south of the Tsimshian people, and west of the Bella Coola. These Wakashan people are a division of the Nuxalk (Bella Coola). Their population is no where as high as it was originally. Below is more information on the Heiltsuk, and all other Wakashan Indians, and also google earth photographs of their lands.



These people are a mixture of Anishinabe and Wakashan with some Chinese mixture as well. They live in western British Columbia, from south of Prince Rupert to Vancouver Island. Their land is located along the coast and inland. To the north are the Haisla Indians who live south of Prince Rupert; and to the south of them are the Bella Coola and Heiltsuk; and to the south of them are the Oweekeno; and south of them are the Kwakwala who also own about a third of Vancouver Island; and the Nuuchahnulth of western Vancouver Island; and the Makah of Washington State. Their Algonquian-Wakashan dialect is classified as coastal Wakashan, excepting that of the Nuxalk or Bella Coola Indians. They were at one time a very numerous people who were civilized. They were fond of a totemic system which, to those Anishinabe people who have done their Anishinabe homework, know represents a relationship to the Anishinabe people exists. They are famous for their totem poles and were a civilized people who built their homes using wooden planks.





An example of their population before the white invasion follows: First European population estimates for the Nuxalk (Bella Coola) was 35,000 which means when including all of these people which make up the Wakashan Indians, their population was likely over 300,000 before the whites invaded. In 1862, the evil white race launched a devastating plague warfare assault on the Indians living in British Columbia. It is estimated that the population of the Bella Coola Indians was reduced to only 300. Then we have the other Wakashan Tribes who include the Heiltsuk Tribe, the Haisla, the Kwakwala, the Makah, the Nuuchahnulth, the Oweekeno, and the Wuikinuxv Tribe. If the same occurred to the other Wakashan Tribes it means their population was reduced to less than 3,000, if not less than 2,000. It had to have been one of the worst recorded cases of plague warfare used by the evil white race against Native Americans. The Indians who lived near the coast were hardest hit by the use of cowardly plague warfare, than those who lived much further inland.



After the 1862 plague ended, the whites just walked in and took over. Anishinabe ogimak along the west coast of British Columbia were powerless to do anything against the white invaders. However, they did send for military support from the Anishinabek who lived much further eastward, in the Alberta and Montana region. Since the whites were already strongly established in western British Columbia and western Washington by the early 1860s, all the Anishinabek from the Alberta and Montana region could do was fight the white invaders in central and eastern British Columbia, and Idaho and Montana. The whites had already brought most of Oregon and Washington under their control by the early 1860s. After the wars in the 1860s and 1870s ended, the whites fraudulently brought the Haisla, Heiltsuk, Kwakwala, Makah, Nuuchahnulth, Nuxalk (Bella Coola), and the Oweekeno land under their control.



However, the Anishinabe ogimak and their Wakashan allies, did not cede their land to the whites. White leaders forced the few survivors to relocate or they relocated elsewhere on their own. That be to the interior of British Columbia. Many also ended up living scattered across Vancouver Island and other islands off the coast. These Anishinabe and Wakashan people, were known for building large canoes and sailing far out into the pacific in seach of fish, seals, and whales. They may have even made voyages as far away as Hawaii, Japan, and Korea in the 19th century. As for their current total population, it is between 20,000 to 25,000. Most, however, live off-reserve. A far cry from the 100,000s they used to number. Below is a list of the Wakashan Indian First Nations and the one Reservation in Washington, and their estimated populations.





Bella Coola (Nuxalk) Indians of British Columbia

Population of their settlement is 788 with a total population of either 1,400 or 3,000 according to the 2006 census.



Bella Coola Google Earth

Bella Coola Google Earth

Bella Coola Google Earth

Bella Coola Google Earth

Bella Coola Google Earth

Bella Coola Google Earth

Language is Algonquian-Wakashan

Haisla Indians of British Columbia

Population of their settlement (it is located around 20 miles south of Kitimaat) is 514 according to the 2006 census.



Haisla Google Earth

Haisla Google Earth

Haisla Google Earth

Haisla Google Earth

Haisla Google Earth

Haisla Google Earth

Haisla Google Earth

Language is Algonquian-Wakashan

Heiltsuk Indians of British Columbia

Population of their settlements is 1,066 according to the 2006 census.



Heiltsuk Google Earth

Heiltsuk Google Earth

Heiltsuk Google Earth

Heiltsuk Google Earth

Heiltsuk Google Earth

Heiltsuk Google Earth

Heiltsuk Google Earth

Heiltsuk Google Earth

Language is Algonquian-Wakashan

Kwakwala (Kwakiutl) Indians of British Columbia

Population is near 5,500 according to the 2006 census. There are 13 First Nations which make up the Kwakwakawakw who, as we know, are also known as the Kwakwala and Kwakiutl. They live mainly on Vancouver Island but also on the nearby mainland. They include the following:



Campbell River First Nation with a total population of 665 but only 381 live on-reserve.
Cape Mudge First Nation with a total population of 924 but only 383 live on-reserve.
Gwasala-Nakwaxda'xw First Nation with an on-reserve population of 432.
Comox (also known as the Komoks) First Nation with a total population of 684 but only 272 live on-reserve.
Kwicksutaineuk-ak-kwa-mish First Nation with an on-reserve population of only 40.
Namgis First Nation with an on-reserve population of 453.
Quatsino First Nation with an on-reserve population of 234.
Danaxdaxw First Nation with an on-reserve population of 556 (in Alert Bay, British Columbia).
Tlatlasikwala First Nation with a total population of 485.
Kwiahka First Nation with a total population of only 19.
Mamalilikulla Qwe Qwa Sotem First Nation with an on-reserve population of 0.
Kwakiutl First Nation with an on-reserve population of 276.
Tsawataineuk First Nation with an on-reserve population of 148.



Kwakiutl Google Earth

Kwakiutl Google Earth

Kwakiutl Google Earth

Kwakiutl Google Earth

Language is Algonquian-Wakashan

Nitinaht (Dididaht) Indians of British Columbia

Population is 690 but only 199 live on-reserve



Ditidaht Google Earth

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Language is Algonquian-Wakashan

Nuuchahnulth Indians of British Columbia

Population is 8,147. They live on the western and southern portion of Vancouver Island. They have a total of 13 First Nations on large Vancouver Island. They include the following:



Ahousaht First Nation with a population of over 2,000 but only 661 live on-reserve.
Ehattesaht First Nation with a population of 294 but only 89 live on-reserve.
Hesquiaht First Nation with a population of 653 but only 113 live on-reserve
Kyuquot/Cheklesaht First Nation with a population of 486
Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation with a population of 520 but only 226 live on-reserve
Huuayaht First Nation with a population of 598 but only 100 live on-reserve
Hupacasath First Nation with a population of 256 but only 158 live on-reserve
Tlaoquiaht First Nation with a population of 881 but only 350 live on-reserve
Toquaht First Nation with a population of 117 but only 19 live on-reserve
Tseshaht First Nation with a population of 918 but only 430 live on-reserve
Uchucklesaht First Nation with a population of 181 but only 27 live on-reserve
Ucluelet First Nation with a population of 606 but only 205 live on-reserve



Ahousaht Google Earth

Ahousaht Google Earth

Ahousaht Google Earth

Ahousaht Google Earth

Ahousaht Google Earth

Language is Algonquian-Wakashan

Oweekeno Indians of British Columbia

Population of their settlement is only 85 with a total population of only 300 according to the 2006 census.



Oweekeno Google Earth

Oweekeno Google Earth

Oweekeno Google Earth

Oweekeno Google Earth

Oweekeno Google Earth

Oweekeno Google Earth

Language is Algonquian-Wakashan

Pacheedaht Indians of British Columbia

Population on-reserve is 101.



Pacheedaht Google Earth

Pacheedaht Google Earth

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Language is Algonquian-Wakashan

Makah Indians of Washington

Population is 1,214. The word Makah may be derived from the Anishinabe word for bear which is Mako. They live in northwestern Washington State, along the coast. Their main settlement is Neah Bay which has a population of 794.



Neah Google Earth

Neah Google Earth

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Neah Google Earth

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Language is Algonquian-Wakashan



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