First Nations of BC

FIRST NATIONS OF BC societies, cultures and languages are among the most varied and developed in the world. Their antiquity predates the rise of civilization in Europe by several millennia (see PREHISTORY). Prior to the arrival of Europeans, between 80,000 and 250,000 people lived in villages and communities spread across BC (see ABORIGINAL DEMOGRAPHY). For the most part they derived their livelihood from the land, hunting, FISHING, tending and collecting fruits and other PLANTS. Understandings...

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