The Kwakiutl Indians

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Food
The Kwakiutl ate fish, hunted deer.
 They didn’t grow anything.
 The woman had a part and collected
shellfish, seaweed, and berries.
 The Kwakiutl fished the most out of any
thing. They mostly caught salmon and
see animals in there canoes.
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Tools and weapons
The Kwakiutl used harpoons, nets, and
fish traps made out of wood.
 They used bows, spears, and war clubs
for hunting.
 Kwakiutl warriors wore armor made out
of rods to protect them from enemy
archers.
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Kwakiutl crafts
Kwakiutl are known for there fine woven
baskets.
 They are also known for wood carving
masks and totem carvings.
 There is a whole website about Kwakiutl
dance masks
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Clothing.
Kwakiutl used deer skin and fur for
clothing.
 They also used feathers for head
bands.
 They would use fish skin.
 For shoes they used wood for the
bottom and plants for the top!
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Transportation.
On land they traveled by walking and
horses.
 When they traveled on water they used
canoes made out of cedar logs.
 also they used canoes for fishing,
trading, hunting, and warfare.
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Family life.
The children go to school, help around
the house, go hunting or fishing with
their father.
 Women gathered plants, or herds, and
clams.
 both men and women took their part in
story telling.
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language
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The real name for Kwakiutl is
kwakwaka’wakw.
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Kwakwaka’wakw means the people who
speak kwak’wala .
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4 % of kwakiutl speak Kwakiutls native
language.
What contributions have kwakiutl
made to the present day?
They used pots to cook in like we do
today.
 They used weapons like we do today
like bow and arrows.
 They used canoes like we do today!
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Ceremonies
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There was a date In winter where they
would have numerous ceremonies.
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Also in winter there was a ceremony that
greeted new members of the tribe.
bibliography
Slide 2 is from
http://www.radford.edu/~csutphin/EDET%20640/kwakiutl.htmn
 Slide 3, and 4 are from http://bigorrin.org/kwakiutl_kids.htm
 Slide 5, 6, 7 are from
http://sites.google.com/a/balboamagnet.com/kwakiutl-dsigler/clothing
9 and 10 are from
http://www.mnsu.edu/emusem/cultral/northamerica/kwakiutl
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