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The Plateau People
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The Plateau peoples lived in a small region that included the southern interior of British Columbia and Alberta.
Tribal Relations / War
  • For the most part, the Plateau people were peaceful people, but wars did occur on occasion.
  • The cause of war was usually food. For example, the Secwepemc sometimes raided Stl'atl'imx areas for slaves or salmon.
  • In war, they used spears, bows and arrows, knives, and clubs.
  • During times of extended warfare, there were even stockades built around villages.

Salmon run

Spear decoration

Summer village
Groups in
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Environment / Housing Food / Hunting / Tools Transportation / Migration Religion / Ceremonies / Art / Clothing Family / Social Structure / Leadership
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