The Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest Lived by rivers and streams. There were mountains, and the weather was very cold. They lived in homes called plank houses. The totem poles told stories about the families.
Much of the food the Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest ate came from the ocean. They often went on big hunts for whales, and when it was time for salmon migration, they feasted. They also hunted deer, rabbits, and other woodland animals They caught fish in nets, and hunted larger animals with spears. When going on large ocean hunts they used boats.
The Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest had a religion where they believed and respected Nature and the Nature spirits. They worshiped animals and plants such as whales, killer whales, bears, salmon, ravens, deer, wolves, and trees. They also had special ceremonies for spirits. Some totem poles also honored spirits.