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Nootka


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Nootka

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Refers to the artwork of the North American Indians who live on what are now the southwest coast of Vancouver Island, Canada and on Cape Flattery, the northwest tip of the state of Washington. The groups on the southeast end of the island were the Nitinat, those on Cape Flattery are the Makah. The Nuu-chah-nulth are culturally related to the Kwakiutl. Their name means "along the mountains." They speak a Wakashan language.

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Nutka Indians

Noutka Indians

Aht Indians

Nootka Indians

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Aht

Nutka

Nuu-chah-nulth

Broader Term

Northwest Coast Native American styles

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