The Tlingit

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The Tlingit

  1. 1. The Tlingit<br />of the Pacific Northwest<br />
  2. 2. Table of Contents<br />Pacific Northwest……………………………………..2<br />Homes of the Tlingit…………………………………3<br />What the Tlingit Ate…………………………………4<br />The Tlingit’s Clothes…………………………………5<br /> Totem poles…………………………………………….6<br />1<br />
  3. 3. Pacific Northwest<br /> The Pacific Northwest of North America has a lot of snow there. There is mostly weather that ranges to about 0 degrees in the winter to about 70 degrees in the summer. There is a lots of rain also. The Pacific Northwest has lots of vast cedar forests. One of the many Native American tribes that lived there was the Tlingit.<br />This is a map of the Pacific Northwest<br />This picture shows the four seasons in the Pacific Northwest <br />2<br />
  4. 4. Homes of The Tlingit<br /> The Tlingit lived in beautiful rectangular homes. They were decorated with colorful animals like the raven and the eagle. The houses were made of red cedar trees. The houses often had fire pits for warmth and for cooking. The Tlingit had temporary camps to hunt for food in the summer and the Fall.<br />These are two of the Tlingit's houses<br />3<br />
  5. 5. What the Tlingit Ate<br /> The Tlingit ate a lot of different foods. Some of the many different foods they ate were salmon, berries, goat, bear and deer. There main source of food was salmon. They could smoke it dry it and use the bones for tools. They would use the goat, bear and deer skin for clothes also.<br />This is a salmon, the Tlingit’s main food source<br />4<br />These are different foods the Tlingit ate<br />
  6. 6. The Tlingit’s Clothes<br /> The Tlingit wore beautiful clothes made of goat hair, bird feathers and animal pelts.Some of the pelts they used were goat, bear and deer. The Tlingit’s clothes were decorated with ravens and eagles. They also wear cloaks with bears and whales on them.<br />This is the top piece of Tlingit clothing <br />This is what the Tlingit tribe would usually wear <br />5<br />
  7. 7. Totem Poles<br /> The Tlingit made very tall totem poles.<br />They would dig holes in the ground to put<br />them in. 50 strong men are chosen to lift<br />the pole up. They would celebrate after they<br /> put he pole up. Skilled cavers carved the<br />giant poles. They caved beautiful animals like<br />ravens, eagles, bears, and many more. Totem<br />poles recalled events or legends. Some even tell family<br />History. <br />This is a picture of three different totem poles<br />6<br />
  8. 8. Glossary<br />Vast: Huge in area or extent<br />Rectangular: A shape with four sides and four right angles<br />Main: largest, or most important <br />Pelts: an animal skin with hair or fur still on it<br />Celebrate: to do something enjoyable on a special occasion <br />7<br />

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