Northwest Coast Native Americans Vocabulary

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Northwest Coast Indigenous Peoples

First Nations of the Northwest Coast

Lesson Plans by Liane Hicks

The First Nations of the Northwest Coast of North America began their permanent settlements about 5,000 years ago where the mild climate, along with the ocean and forests’ abundance of resources, provided an excellent home. Engage and educate students with Storyboard That!




Indigenous Peoples of the Northwest Coast

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In this activity, students will define and illustrate key vocabulary terms related to the Indigenous People of the Northwest Coastal Region.

Storyboard Text

  • TOTEM POLE
  • POTLATCH
  • DENTALIUM
  • A wooden pole decorated with carved animals. It was a status symbol of wealth for families.
  • A potlatch is a gift-giving feast practiced by Indigenous Peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast.
  • A shiny white shell shaped like a tusk that was used as money by the North Coast Native Americans
  • NORTHWEST COAST VOCABULARY
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