In what region did the tlingit haida and the Chinook peoples live?
the northwest coast
The Chinook are Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. In the early 19th century, the Chinook peoples lived along the lower and middle Columbia River in present-day Oregon and Washington. The Chinook tribes were those encountered by the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1805 on the lower Columbia. The Haida are an indigenous nation of the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America. The Haida territories comprise the archipelago of the…
The word potlatch comes from a term in the Chinook jargon, which was a kind of invented language used by the Pacific north-west tribes for trade. The original native word patchitle means "to give away". The potlatch ceremony was practised by the Kwakiutl, Haida, Tlingit, Tsimshian, Makah, Nuxalk and Nootka tribes - each would have had a word in their own language for this ceremony.
The very modern (only since the 1970s) and politically correct but legally dubious term is First Nations. This only refers to native people who are not Inuit (Eskimo) or Metis (mixed-blood peoples). The term First Nations has no legal definition so many native people refuse to use it, referring to themselves as Haida, Tlingit and so on.
There are seven major linguistic groups in Alaska, some of which describe themselves divided further into smaller groups based on geographic distribution, river valleys, mountain ranges, taiga, etc., but the big seven are; Athapascan, Inupiat, Yupik, Tlingit, Haida, Aleut, and Tsimpshian ________________________________________________________________________ Haida, Inuit, Eskimos
'Haida' in their language means 'us' or 'people'. Haida is an Anglicized version of Xaayda. Haida or Xaayda means "people" in the language. The island archipelago that they are from is called Haida Gwaii which can be translated to 'Islands of the People' or 'People's Island'. Many indigenous cultures names for themselves include their languages word for people or children of etc.
Haida Gwaii, the Haida homeland also known to the Haida as "Islands of the People", is an archipelago of over 150 islands located on the Northwest coast of British Columbia, Canada. These islands are identiified as the Queen Charlotte Islands on most maps. The Haida people have lived here for over 12,000 years.