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The Nez Perce
Transcript of The Nez Perce
The western had a chief and the chief made the laws. only men became chiefs.
The Nez Perce lived in settled villages of earth houses. They made house by digging an underground room, then building a wooden frame over it and covering the frame with earth, cedar bark and tule mats. There were two styles of Nez Perce earth houses witch would be as long as 150 feet. (oval shaped longhouses)
The kids go hunting and fishing with their father. In the past the indian kids had more chores and, less play time. (the nez perce still live in Idaho)
The Nez Perce traded deer, elk, buffalo, moccasins, quill work, painting,and basketry.
Indian hunting a deer.
They did not grow any crops but, the woman gathered roots, fruits, nuts, and seeds. The fishermen caught salmon and other fish. The hunters hunted deer, elk, buffalo, and other game.
Division of Labor
Nez Perce women were in charge of the home. Besides cooking and cleaning, a woman made most of the clothing and tools her family needed. Nez Perce men were hunter, fishers, warriors. They were responsible for feeding and defending their families, but they both took part in story telling, artwork, music, traditional medicine.
They were known for their intelligence and for being warriors. They made paintings, quillwork, and basketry.
The Nez Perce Indians made dugouts canoes by hollowing out trees trunks. Over land they used a travois (a sled) to help carry their things.
This is where the Nez Perce live.
The Nez Perce had a spiritual connection with nature.