Who were the Indians of the Northwest?

The Northwest Indian region runs along the Pacific Ocean coast from southern Alaska to Washington state. Some of the major tribes were the Bella Bella, Chiook, Tillamook, Eyak, Coast Salish, and the Tlingit.


The Northwest Indians had totem poles.  They did not have them until the white traders brought them iron tools for carving, then totem poles became  very common for the tribes. A totem pole in front of an Indian's home would show the family's history and how important the family was. Click on Art (below) to learn more about totem poles.

Can you make a totem pole of your family's history?


Where did the Indians of the Northwest live?

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Clothing

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Food

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Art

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