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Pacific Northwest
Native Americans
in Olden Times 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

Woven Mats

Baskets

Meals & Cooking

Table Manners

Daily Life & Jobs

Canoes

Whales & Salmon

Clans & Marriage

Government

The Potlatch

Fur Trade Wealth

Money Blankets & Coppers

Slaves

About Totem Poles

Make a Totem

Story: How Raven Stole Crow's Potlatch

Story: The Medicine Man


Plus ...

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 Clip Art

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