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Ktunaxa

Location

: Canadian Rockies. Two communities are located in the United States (Idaho and Montana), the other five communities are in southeast British Columbia.

Economy

: Today the Ktunaxa live in reservation communities where they participate in the tourism industry. The Ktunaxa Teepee Company makes traditional canvas teepees, and they also have a casino

History

: Before European contact, the Ktunaxa lived in teepee’s and traveled throughout the Ktunaxa territory as hunter/gatherers. They enjoyed dried buffalo meat and fresh salmon as well as many other sources of food and medicine from the land.

Additional Reading

 Ktunaxa Language
 Ktunaxa Words
 Ktunaxa Legends
 Indian Tribes of Idaho

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