Thursday, December 9, 2010

Time Passing On

Life changed significantly for the Tahltan people over the years with the introduction of technology ranging from vehicles to satellite dishes. What was used as brush shelter for the seclusion for the women was then being replaced with tents.  The duration of the seclusion shortened in the 1900's due to the girl's mother needing help and cumpulsory schooling replaced home training. Changing opportunities for young women made such training impossible.

Tahltan people are currently working hard at maintaining their culture, such as traditional dance and the instruction of the Tahltan language for elementary school students.

Telegraph Creek currently has a population of about 450 people and Dease Lake has about 700 people, with Dease Lake currently acting as the Government and supply center.

Achte, Scott. (2000 - 2006). Recent Developments. December 1st, 2010.

Cruikshank, J. (1979). Athapaskan Women : Lives and Legends. Ottowa: National museums of Canada.

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