Hesquiat Nation

Hesquiat (Nootka)    Hesquat maiden

Hesquiat (Nootka)   

The Hesquiat people were a small branch of the Nootka family, who resided around Hesquiat Harbour, near Vancouver Island. The young girls of the tribe were required to undergo an elaborate and rather gruelling puberty ceremony, on the fifth morning of their hair was adorned with cedar bark ornaments . Their spiritual and mythology pantheons included such beings as the salmon people, thunderbird and the sky codfish, who caused eclipses by swallowing the sun.


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