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Wilps Wats'inaalukw: knowledge from the House of Wats'inaalukw
Vanessa Morgan (author)University of Northern British Columbia (Degree granting institution)
Master of Arts (MA)
First Nations Studies
Number of pages in document: 84
This project report summarizes the knowledge that I have assembled on the Wilps Wats'inaalukw- the Nisga 'a House ofWats'inaalukw , and documents the regalia that is used by the Sim' oogit and Sigidrnnak' of the House. To gather this information over the last three years I interviewed elders of the family , found information in published and archival documents, and created a set of regalia for the leaders of the House. Details of the process of creating each piece of regalia are provided, with photographs of the completed articles. Also, included in my report are findings regarding migration and relationship links of the House of Wats'inaalukw and other Houses among the Nisga'a and Tsimshian, and findings concerning Haymaas' relatives in Port Simpson, and how his name originated from Bella Bella. Several appendices provide archival materials relevant to the history and names of the Wilps W ats' inaal ukw.
Niska Indians -- British Columbia, Northern -- History.Niska Indians -- Philosophy.Niska Indians -- Social life and customs.Knowledge, Theory of.