Nlaka’pamux

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    • The Nlaka’pamux are referred to in the hall as the Thompson.

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Warfare

Warfare

Until 1860, the Nlaka’pamux regularly fought with neighboring tribes.

Basketry

Basketry

The Nlaka’pamux made baskets for many purposes: to use as cooking vessels, cradles for babies, pack baskets, and for storage.

Utensils and tools

Utensils and tools

Nlaka’pamux tools and utensils were made of stone, bone, wood, bark, and skins.

Pipes and games

Pipes and games

The games of the Nlaka’pamux fall into two general classes: games of chances and of skill.

Winter village

Winter village

In the winter, Nlaka’pamux Indians lived in large earth-covered houses built parley underground.