Nanaimo Tribe

Nanaimo Indians, Nanaimo People, Nanaimo First Nation (contraction of Snanaímux). A Salish tribe, speaking the Cowichan dialect, living about Nanaimo Harbor, on the east coast of Vancouver Island and on Nanaimo Lake, British Columbia.  Population 161 in 1906. Their gentes are Anuenes, Koltsiowotl, Ksalokul, Tewethen, and Yesheken.

Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906.

3 thoughts on “Nanaimo Tribe”

  1. My 6th great grandfather was Chief Nanaimo and his daughter known as The Nanaimo Princess was my 5th great grandmother. I have no idea what their tribe is and would love to know.


  2. I found a totem pole 6″ tall given to my Father in 1934. It is written on the back:
    “Nanaimo Tribe, B.C. From Chief Joseph to Blood Brother Austin Barker” My Dad died in 1993.
    When did Chief Joseph die and where is he buried?

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