People have lived in the Columbia Basin for more than 10,000 years. They have seen changes to the land and rivers as more people from diverse backgrounds have moved into the Basin, established permanent settlements in the valley bottoms and explored the mountains for mineral and timber resources.
Learn more about the Columbia Basin First Nations in the segments below.
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Living on the Land and Water
Most First Nations activities-hunting, gathering fishing and preparing food for storage-were seasonal, followed food supplies and were dependent in part of the availability of transportation routes.
Learn more about how the Columbia Basin First Nations hunted, fished and traveled around the Basin in the segments below.
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