Presentation on theme: "Tree of Life in Northwest First Nations Culture FNST 101 Ryan Campbell"— Presentation transcript:
1 Tree of Life in Northwest First Nations Culture FNST 101 Ryan Campbell Western Red-CedarTree of Life in Northwest First Nations CultureFNST 101Ryan Campbell
2 Into the Past Glaciers covered most of Canada Humans present from 11,500 years agoCedar began to disperse into region at the same time
3 A Way of Life Coastal Salish origin: “There was a real good man who was always helping others. Whenever they needed, he gave; when they wanted, he gave them food and clothing. When the Great Spirit saw this, he said, ‘That man has done his work; when he dies and where he is buried, a cedar tree will grow and be useful to the people – the roots for baskets, the bark for clothing, the wood for shelter.’” Bertha Peters to Wally Henry
4 Western Red-Cedar Distribution Limited to Pacific Northwest CoastCoastal First Nations have long history with cedar
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