Tlingit Native Americans of The Northwest
Tlingit Awesome Artifacts
Awesome Artifacts • Tlingit fathers teach their daughters to carve totem poles. These totem poles go outside of there homes. These totem poles mark the social rank of the family. A traditional totem pole has animals such as Beavers, Ravens, Eagles, and Frogs. • The Tlingit Indians were famous for their art and technology. They used there technology to build dams and traps for catching salmon.
The Tlingit Indians made large canoes that could hold up to fifty people. • The Tlingit Indians did not create pottery but they made baskets out of cedar trees.
Cool Clothes for Tlingit • The Tlingit made clothes out of goats, deer, bear, and bird feathers. They also wore water proof hats woven very tightly. • Males, females, and children had nose rings which were giant silver rings. • The fishermen wore woven cedar bark garments, made from Cedar trees which grew everywhere and were important. • At ceremonies dancers wore colorful Chikat blankets.
Tlingit’s Amazing gifts and Transportation The Tlingit’s used many ways to get around for transportation. Onw way to get around was the Canoe. A large Canoe held fifty people and were used to trade with and to go to wars. Small canoes were used to fish with The Tlingit’s also walked. Walking was a simple way to get around.
Swimming was also a easy way to get around. If the Tlingit’s did not have a canoe, they would probably swim. • Horses was a big way to get around. The Tlingit’s would probably go on horses to move around quickly. They portly went on horses a lot. • The Tlingit’s gave gifts usually at Potlatches. Potlaches are special feast. Somethings they usually gave at Potlatches fur robes and canoes. The gifts depended on the person.
Tlingit Tribe Food Northwest region
Sea food • The Tlingit Tribe ate roots, berries, salmon, cod, herring , trout, halibut, mussels, clams, eggs,sea lions, otters, goats, bear,and deer. Salmon was there main source of food. • They caught it with traps, spears, or nets.They ate it fresh or dried. • They cooked there food over a smokey fire. • The Tlingit tribe often found there food by the sea,on the shore, in streams, rivers, oceans. Or in dense forests • Many times the Tlingit tribe took the oils from the fish to use for many other cooking purposes. .
The food that the Tlingit tribe ate • The Tlingit tribe usually ate salmon that could be cooked fresh or dried. • They speared,used nets or traps to catch the fish. • They got most of their food from the water. • The Tlingit tribe also ate roots and berries that they found on the ground. • If a tribe lived inland, they would hunt mountain goats ,bear, and deer for food.
Shelter of the Tlingit Shelters
The Super Shelter • The Tlingit built large homes because they were highly skilled woodworkers. • The Tlingit made temporary fishing camps in witch they lived in houses made of cedar. • The Tlingit’s homes are painted with colorful designs. • Most homes had a totem pole standing in front of the houses to honor a chief or family members.
The Tlingit sometimes carved animals on the wooden posts that supported doors and entrances.
Region of the Tlingit Northwest Coast
The Resourceful Region • The Tlingit lived in the Northwest Coast where the forest and sea provided abundant resources like fuel, wood for homes, from the forest and halibut from the sea. • The land had direct water routes which helped them trade with other regions and therefore became wealthy. • The land had animals to hunt year round and berries to eat.
The heavy rainfall helped create a rainforest environment with cool summers and mild winters. • The Tlingit lived on the beaches and islands of southwestern Alaska where the islands created a protected waterway that allowed travel and communication by water. • Today the Tlingit people maintain interests in fishing and working in the forests, which are things that helped the Tlingit survive over time.