The Mowachaht people are members of the Nuu-chah-nulth peoples. They speak the central Nuučaan̓uɫ dialect. The community of the Mowachaht/ Muchalaht First Nation has moved to Gold River from its main village at Yuquot. 1
The central village and hub of local activity was once Yuquot in Nootka Sound (Friendly Cove), whose name meant "where the wind blows from many directions". This was a central location for trading and many of the Mowachaht people consider it to be the center of the world for Nuu-chah-nulth peoples living on Vancouver Island. Today the Mowchaht/ Muchalaht First Nation is working to revitalize the village. 2
Artist Patrick Amos is a member of the Mowachaht Band along with being related to the larger group of Nuu-chah-nulth peoples. He has over 120 prints in the University of Victoria's print collections.