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Peoples of the Northwest Coast. By: Emma, Jenna, Rowan, Scotty, & Damon. Food/ Agriculture. Hunted/fished for food Ate edible berries Heated rocks in fire, then put them in water to cook food There was no need for agriculture. Clothing. Used cedar bark Meant for shedding water(not warm)

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Peoples of the northwest coast

Peoples of the Northwest Coast

By: Emma, Jenna, Rowan, Scotty, & Damon


Food agriculture
Food/ Agriculture

  • Hunted/fished for food

  • Ate edible berries

  • Heated rocks in fire, then put them in water to cook food

  • There was no need for agriculture


Clothing
Clothing

  • Used cedar bark

  • Meant for shedding water(not warm)

  • No shoes

  • Women wore cedar bark skirt with buckskin slip


Shelter
Shelter

  • Made large houses out of cedar planks

  • Several families per house

  • No windows & low roof

  • Thick wood


Geography climate
Geography/Climate

  • Narrow coastal land

  • Rugged coastline

  • Rivers/lakes/mountains

  • Mild temperature


Social organization
Social Organization

  • Specific roles for everyone

  • Chief rules(based on wealth)

  • Nobles/commoners/slaves

  • Membership displayed on totem poles, canoes, boxes & masks


Contact
Contact

  • Trade

  • War

  • Started wars for land, slaves, copper, or blankets


Other information
Other Information

  • Customs passed down in stories, songs, dances

  • Believed spirits

  • Only people who could go to spirit world were Shamans/Medicine Men

Medicine Man