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Pacific Northwest Indians PowerPoint Presentation By Samyak. Housing. Coastal Indians. Plateau Indians. Made tepees. Made form straw and wood. Since they couldn’t find much wood they had to use what they had. Also built houses near a source of food they could eat. Made longhouses
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Housing Coastal Indians Plateau Indians Made tepees. Made form straw and wood. Since they couldn’t find much wood they had to use what they had. Also built houses near a source of food they could eat. • Made longhouses • Made from cedar bark • Got bark from splitting trees apart • Certain wood grows in different places so they used whatever wood they could use • And depending on food the type of house varies on tribe.
Geography influenced what they used because they had to use what they got Clothing Coastal Indians Plateau Indians • Men wore breechcloths and leggings • Covered themselves with blankets • Women wore dresses when they were old • They didn’t have trees so they used twigs • Men wore breechcloths • Women wore dresses • Women only wore dresses when they were old enough • In the warmer months, men went naked and women wore a bare dress • They used cedar bark because only people of high rank wore fur capes
Location Coastal Indians Plateau Indians Lived in Very, Very low Canada Lived in eastern Washington Below the Subarctic Indians, next to Plains Indians and above the Great Basin and California Indians • Lived on Alaska and Canada coasts • Lived in Puget sound • Also lived on Oregon coasts • And on upper California coasts, above the California Indians • Below the Artic and Subarctic Indians • Because of thick forests and landmarks, they couldn't travel far
Transportation Coastal Indians Plateau Indians Horses because they roamed the plains and foot for land transport Canoes for river transport • Canoes for water transport • Foot for land transport because sandals got wore down quickly Geography influenced what types of transportation they used because of rivers, lakes, oceans and forests.
Food Coastal Indians Plateau Indians Salmon Seafood Buffalo Roots and non-poisonous berries • Seafood • Salmon • Roots • Non-poisonous berries • Because of resources they ate whatever was eatable
Customs and Beliefs Coastal Indians Plateau Indians