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1 Northwest Indians By: Anita, Collin, Taryn, Amanda, and Victoria

2 Homes Northwest Indians lived in wooden homes. They used wood to make their houses because wood was plentiful in the northwest. The wood protected them from the wind and rain. Outside of each wooden lodge was a totem pole. The totem pole was considered a very important part of the lodges. Some lodges even had totem poles decorated on the inside beams of their homes. Each lodge had a different totem pole.

3 Way Of Life Boys got married at sixteen or seventeen and girls got married at fourteen or fifteen They put personal in the grave with them Some kept slaves from warlike tribes made raids on villages are camps to capture young women and boys As salmon return generation after generation to spawn in Native rivers, so came Indians to ancestral fishing places

4 Foods Makahs got their foods mostly by hunting and fishing, they ate beach whales and other seafood. Bella Coola hunted for food. They ate different kinds of animals. Chinooks were fishers so they ate mostly seafood. Tlingit were hunters, they ate lots of meats.

5 Interesting Facts 1. The Chinooks were the best known traders of the Northwest coast. 2.The Nootka were once noted for their skill in hunting whales from graceful dugout canoes. 3.The northwest coast Indian lived in what is now Alaska along the pacific once down the coast to northern California. 4.Wide-brimmed hats protected the northwest coast Indians from frequent rain. 5. Wardrobe of a well-dressed Tlingit chief might boast an elaborate ceremonial cloak of mountain goat wool woman of the Chikat sub tribe.


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