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"Out of the Mist: Treasures of the Nuu-chah-nulth"
1999-07-03 until 2000-04-03
Royal British Columbia Museum
From hereditary chiefs, families, and
communities, from prestigious museums around
the world, and from the Royal BC Museums
own collection, important artifacts are being
gathered in Victoria for an historic world
premier exhibit on the culture and heritage of
the Nuu-chah-nulth nation.
We are honoured to present to visitors of the Royal British
Columbia Museum our long and proud history. On behalf of
the hereditary chiefs and all Nuu-chah-nulth people, we
extend a warm welcome.
Archaeological excavations at Yuquot in Nootka Sound
present scientific evidence that the history of the
Nuu-chah-nulth goes back at least 5,000 to 7,000 years.
Many of the artifacts and stories in this exhibit, which we
proudly have named HuupuKwanum Tupaat Treasures of the
Nuu-chah-nulth Chiefs, tell of the long continuity of our
culture. We are therefore grateful to all individuals and
organizations who have contributed to this presentation.
There is a great deal to learn about the history of the
Nuu-chah-nulth people and their territories. Because this
outstanding exhibition will contribute to that understanding,
we are most appreciative of your presence and to RBCM for
making it all possible.
The Hereditary Chiefs, Councils and
People of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations