Adawaak – "true traditions"; the ancient histories passed down by oral tradition.

The Adawaak describe the ancient migrations of a Wilp, the acquisition and defence of its territory, and major events in the life of the house, such as natural disasters and war, the establishment of trade alliances and major shifts in power. The Adawaak also contain limx‟oy or laments. The Adawaak are perpetuated by the memory of heirs to chiefly positions and are repeated and witnessed by each generation of chiefs at important Li‟ligit (yukxw or feasts).

The right to recount the Adawaak of a particular Wilp is exclusive to the Wilp that owns it.