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The Kwakiutl

  1. 1. The Kwakiutl By Michaela, Ty, Julia, Ava, Chris, and Danny
  2. 2. Location of the Kwakiutl <ul><li>The Kwakiutl lived in the northwest coast in Canada. </li></ul><ul><li>They were along the coast of the pacific ocean. </li></ul><ul><li>There were huge Cedar forests near their houses. </li></ul>
  3. 3. NATURAL RESOURCES <ul><li>ONE NATURAL RESOURCE IS SALMON (IT WAS THEIR MOST LIKED FOOD </li></ul><ul><li>FISH OIL WAS USED MOSTLEY FOR FOOD THEY PUT IT ON ALMOST EVERYTHING THEY ATE </li></ul><ul><li>THEY USE CEDAR FROM SEDAR TREES TO BUILD CANOOES,HOUSES,FIRE WOOD, AND CLOTHS </li></ul><ul><li>THEY ALSO ATE BLUE BERRIES AND STRAW BERRIES (THEY WERE DIPPED IN FISH OIL </li></ul><ul><li>THEY ALSO HUNTED DEER, BEAR, WHALE, AND SEAL </li></ul>
  4. 4. Northwest coast Environment <ul><li>You would live by the beach </li></ul><ul><li>Each summer families would pack their belongings in canoes and paddle upriver to their fishing camp </li></ul><ul><li>In the winter the tribe would gather around a fire </li></ul><ul><li>And sing and tell stories with dances. </li></ul><ul><li>To fish for fish they would make traps under the water with rafts and lines to the rafts and pull it up </li></ul><ul><li>There was TONS of rain! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Clothing <ul><li>Most of the clothing was made of cedar tree bark. Cedar Bark was water proof. </li></ul><ul><li>You would think that bark clothing would be itchy, but it was really soft inside. </li></ul><ul><li>Men wore breechcloth, Women wore skirts, kids wore anything. </li></ul><ul><li>On cold days you would were a cedar bark blanket or cape. </li></ul><ul><li>On really cold days you would wear a bearskin coat. </li></ul><ul><li>You would almost never wear shoes. Only on frozen days you would wear shoes. </li></ul>
  6. 6. ☻ Detailed Housing☻ <ul><li>The houses had slanted roofs so the rain would slide off. </li></ul><ul><li>They were made from cedar trees. </li></ul><ul><li>Some had totem poles carved in front, some were painted with designs. </li></ul><ul><li>They were big to fit many families inside. </li></ul><ul><li>The walls were 15 to 20 feet high. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Totem Poles <ul><li>Ministers started totem poles thinking they were religious carvings. </li></ul><ul><li>The ministers were wrong. There actually stories about families. </li></ul><ul><li>When the totem pole was finished the owner gave a potlatch with hundreds of guests. </li></ul><ul><li>If the totem pole fell there was a bigger potlatch because the owner was embarrassed. </li></ul><ul><li>You would make your own tools out of seashells, wood, and stone. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Interesting Fact <ul><li>The Kwakiutl tribe burned oily fish to light there house. They were oily fish that burned like candles. In fact They called them candlefish. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Credits Julia: Detail Housing, Captain Michaela: Tec. Expert, totem poles Ava: Clothing Danny: Environment Chris: Location, Interesting fact Ty: Natural Recourses
  10. 10. Special Thanks Thanks to Mr. Goldfarb for making us a great team!♦ ☺☻☺☻☺☻☺☻☺☻☺☻☺☻☺☻☻☺☻☺☻☺☻☺☻☺☻☺☻☺☻☺

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