NUU-CHAH-NULTH ( ) First Nation, formerly called the Nootka, live on the west coast of VANCOUVER ISLAND. Their traditional territory extends from the BROOKS PENINSULA in the north to the JORDAN R 300 km to the south. Their name means, approximately, "all along the mountainous escarpment" and refers to the location of their territory. It was adopted in 1979 to replace Nootka, which was the name mistakenly used by early explorers. When sustained contact with outsiders began in the late 18th...

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