The Research Process
The Native American Tribe 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 "Selecting a Tribe" tab of this guide (or on your assignment sheet) for ideas.
Include the following information in your report:
- Cultural Group (Coastal, Plateau, etc.)
- Tools and Implements
- Major Language Group
- Types of Shelter
- One Legend
Possible alternatives to some of the above are: mythology/religion, women's roles, men's roles, etc. Ask your instructor....
Types of Resources
You will need to include 5 sources. Anything from the Internet (excluding online library resources) will count as one source.
These are all considered different types of resources (either online or print):
popular magazine articles
trade journal articles
Web sites/pages/blogs (may be scholarly or popular in nature)
Film/DVD/streaming or online film or film clip (e.g., section from library's Films on Demand)
diaries, letters, posters, reports and other primary sources