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Pacific Northwest
Native Americans for Kids

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What made the Puget Sound Indian tribes "rich" in ancient times? Why were woven mats so important? How did totem poles get started? What's a Potlatch? Find out here! Welcome to the Pacific Northwest Coastal Indians!

Some principal tribes of the northwest region: Bella Coola, Haida, Kwakiuts, Makah, Nez Perce, Nisqualli, Nootka, Quinault, Puyallup, Salish, S'Klallam, Snohomish, Spokane, Shuswap, Swinomish, Tlingit, Tsimshian

What was life like 2,000 years ago
in the Pacific Northwest?

Longhouse Living

Daily Life Jobs

Government

Woven Mats

Canoes

The Potlatch

Baskets

Whales & Salmon

Fur Trade Wealth

Meals & Cooking

Totem Poles

Money Blankets & Coppers

Table Manners

Clans & Marriage

Slaves

Story: How Raven Stole Crow's Potlatch

Story: The Medicine Man

Additional Resources 

Baskets

Games

Stories

Holidays

Canoes

Homes

Religion

Tribes

Daily Life

Comparison Chart

Lesson Plans for Northwest Native Americans Teachers

Free Presentations in PowerPoint format

Free Fun Clip Art for Native Americans

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