Presentation on theme: "Kwakiutl by the sea, Make a totem from a tree. Gifts from the forest help you live. Berries and animals it will give. Cedar bark to make your clothes."— Presentation transcript:
Kwakiutl by the sea, Make a totem from a tree. Gifts from the forest help you live. Berries and animals it will give. Cedar bark to make your clothes. Blankets, too, to warm your toes. Salmon, trout, and clams are good, Seals and seaweed, ocean food. The Kwakiutl, Navajo, and Cheyenne by Lisa Schmidt 2/2/99
Kwakiutl Indians of the Northwest Region
Longhouse Living They lived in longhouses built of thick cedar planks. These homes were also called plank houses. They could hold up to 40 people!
Food The Kwakiutl Indians hunted for caribou, deer, beaver and rabbits. They fished for salmon. They used canoes made of cedar to fish. Do you think it was dangerous hunting whale?
Kwakiutl Clothing The Kwakiutls used bark from the cedar tree to make clothing. They would also use animal skins to make rain capes and coats.
Potlatch They were held by a wealthy member of the tribe. Members of the family would come and they would receive gifts from the host including: » canoes » slaves » jewelry
Totem Poles Kwakiutl Indians made Totem Poles to tell family legends, events, or stories. These tall wooden carvings are made out of cedar trees.
Totem Pole Kwakiutl dancers in front of a totem pole