The Nuxalk are referred to in the hall as the Bella Coola.
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Fishing provided the basic food of the Nuxalk.
Land mammals, though common in Nuxalk territory, were unimportant as a source of food.
The cedar tree furnished the two basic raw materials of the Nuxalk wood and bark.
These masks represent supernatural beings and were worn by dancers who performed in the winter ceremonies of the Nuxalk.
Numerous paraphernalia, in addition to masks, were required for the winter ceremonies of the Nuxalk.
In Nuxalk winter ceremonies, lasting four nights, dancers wearing masks of supernatural beings danced, sang, and enacted dramas based on tribal myths.