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The Research Process

This guide is designed to help you locate resources about Native American tribes of the Pacific Northwest. 

Keep in mind that you will need 5 sources related to the tribe you have selected to complete the research assignment.  
Good Luck! 

Salishan man named William We-ah-lup smoking salmon, Tulalip Indian Reservation, Washington, 1906 (University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections). 


The Native Report Assignment

Select one particular Native American tribe living in the Pacific Northwest.  Write a report on the pre-contact cultural aspects of that particular tribe.  See a list of tribes under the "Tribes" tab of this guide (or on your assignment sheet) for ideas.

Include the following information in your report:

  • Location
  • Cultural Group (Coastal, plateau, etc.)
  • Food 
  • Transportation
  • Art
  • Tools and Implements
  • Major Language Group
  • Clothing
  • Types of Shelter
  • Ceremonies
  • One Legend

    As an alternative you may research and write a report on one of the following topics:  Art, mythology/religion, women's roles, men's roles, etc. 

    You will need to include 5 sources (encyclopedia, internet, book, periodical, etc.).  The internet will count as one source so you will need to use other sources.  



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