Pentlatch Nation

The Pentlatch were a First Nations people who lived in the area now known as Vancouver Island and the mainland coast of British Columbia, Canada.

They were a coastal people who relied heavily on fishing and had a complex system of governance and social organization. They were also skilled at creating intricate and beautiful art, including baskets, canoes, and jewelry.

The Pentlatch people were devastated by the arrival of European settlers in the 18th and 19th centuries, particularly by the spread of disease. Many Pentlatch were forced to move to reservations, and their population declined sharply.

Today, there are very few people who identify as Pentlatch, and efforts are being made to preserve and revitalize their language and culture.