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Canadian First Nations
Transcript of Canadian First Nations
They vary according to:
Cone shaped houses built with wooden poles tied at the top and covered with animal skin. Good for hunters.
Dome shaped homes built with arched poles and covered with bark, grass, hides, brush or other materials.
Bigger and stronger shelters, big enough for several families and more appropriate for farmers.
Built by inuits from snow blocks
Holes in the ground covered with wooden poles, branches and dirt. Ladders built to go in and out.
DOG AND TRAVOIS
materials for clothing, tools and shelter
All around Canada, aboriginals hunted
Mainly among the Iroquoians of the Eastern Woodlands
Everywhere in Canada, but especially in the West Coast
Salmon, trout, whitefish
Berries and edible plants like herbs, sunflower, dandelion...
Animal skins either pelts (with fur) or hides (without fur)
Deer, moose, bison, caribou, bear, muskrat, beaver, seal and salmon and more
Cedar bark strips, cattails, corn husks, goat's wool and grass
Shells, quills, seeds, feathers, stones and vegetable pigments for colouring
little clothing or naked in warmer places (West Coast)
bark capes and spruce hats for the rain
heavy furs and multiple layers when cold
Spruce root hat
and cedar bark)
Caribou skin parka
Inukshuk at Rankin Inlet
Caribou antler carving
Haida Shaman Mask
Okanagan rock painting
West Coast Totem Poles
EARLY FIRST NATIONS OF CANADA
Early First Nations Geographical Areas
Eastern Woodlands Hunters