Native American Project. Tribes. Tlingit (Northwest) Hopi (Southwest) Comanche (Great Plains) Haudenosaunee (Northeast). Tribes. The class will be divided into four tribes, 4 – 6 members in each tribe. “Signups” will be by names drawn. The topics will be decided among your tribe.
Power Point slide presentation on their topic (s).
iMovie presentation about the tribe topics (one or two members
may work together on one Project.
(foods, ceremonies, games, stories, artwork)
Foods and Medicines
The Nez Perce hunted, fished and collected their foods. During the summer, the men hunted game in the mountains like deer, elk, bear, mountain sheep and goats. There was also small game such as beaver and game birds. Since they had horses, they would travel to the plains of Montana to hunt bison (buffalo) and antelope. They fished for salmon in the rivers which they dried or smoked to preserve for the entire year.
Women collected many plants, in particular the camas root which was boiled or baked. Berries, pine nuts and other plants rounded out their diet. There were plants that they used as medicine, however, the sweat lodge was used the most to cure illnesses and for spiritual and body cleansing purposes.