Native Americans of the Northwest Coast

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by ThomasJoiner
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American History
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Native Americans of the Northwest Coast

FoodThe Native Americans of the Northwest Coast would eat berries, deer, elk, bears, beavers, and salmon.Salmon was their most important food because they had something called the salmon run. The salmon run was when salmon would swim up rivers and waterfalls fighting the current and the native americans would use fish traps to capture the salmon as they swam up rivers and waterfalls.

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EnviromentThe Native Americans of the Northwest Coast lived in a mountainous area with many offshore islands and dense forests with tall trees. They also had a wet climate with mild winters and cool summers. They also had part of the pacific Ocean.

Homes The Native Americans of the Northwest Coast lived in longhouses built out of thick cedar planks. Some of the longhouses were about 100 feet long and 25 feet wide. The only openings in the whole longhouse were the entrance door and a hole in the roof to allow smoke from their cooking fire to escape.

ClothingThe Native Americans of the Northwest Coast would wear clothing made from woven cedar bark or animal skin / fur.

CustomsThe Native Americans of the Northwest Coast would make something called a totem pole. A totem pole would be used to honor an important person or to mark a special event. The Native Americans of the Northwest Coast would also celebrate a party called a potlatch. A potlatch is a party where whoever was invited, the host would give them a gift, instead of them giving the host a gift.

The Salmon Run

Map of where the Native Americans of the Northwest Coast Lived

Enviroment

Longhouse

Clothing

Totem Poles


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