The Nuu-chah-nulth are referred to in the hall as the Nootka.
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Because of the mild, rainy climate of the Northwest Coast, heavy clothing was unnecessary.
The display of Nuu-chah-nulth implements emphasizes the importance of the cedar tree as a source of raw material and the sea as a source of food.
Nuu-chah-nulth masks carved from wood were worn as part of the costume when dancing in ceremonies.
In their ceremonial dances, the Nuu-chah-nulth wore and carried numerous trappings distinctive of the Northwest Coast.
The Nuu-chah-nulth used music only in ceremonies.
Shrine (model) used in ceremonies to attract whales and to cause dead whales to wash ashore.
Like their Kwakwaka’wakw neighbors, the Nuu-chah-nulth used wooden boxes for storage, cooking and serving, and as buckets.
These were dramas in which supernatural beings appeared in the villages, kidnapped children.