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Heiltsuk


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Preferred Term

Heiltsuk

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Refers to the Hailhzaqvla, or Heiltsuk language-speaking people that inhabit the area around Bella Bella, British Columbia. Historically, the people that inhabit Bella Bella have been referred to as "Bella Bella Indians." The correct term to refer to the larger culture, and to describe the art and artifacts of this people, is "Heiltsuk."

Variations

Heiltsuk language

Heiltsuk Nation

Heiltsuk Indians

Heiltsuq

Haeltzuk

Hailtsa

Hiletsuk

Heitsuk

Broader Term

Northwest Coast Native American styles

Narrower Terms

Bella Bella

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