WASH Native American Tribe Project Template

Tribe Name

my native American tribe's name is the Suquamish. The Suquamish tribe lives in Washington state, on the coastal side of the cascade mountains. The language the Suquamish tribe speaks is Lushootseed.

Table of Contents

Tribe Name
Chronology
Location
Language
Social Organization and Government
Clothing
Diet and Food Sources
Shelter
Transportation
Tools and Weapons
Economic Activities and Trade
Religious Beliefs
Recreation and Games
Works Cited


Chronology


1792 the first contact with the suquamish tribe was European George Vancouver. He discoved the tribe when he was exploring the puget sound region.
1855, January 22 the suquamish tribe signed the Point Elliott Treaty which gave up most of their territory and gave the land to the United States.

Include a chronology of at least 15 dates and descriptions of important events in the tribe's history. At least 5 must be prior to European contact.

Location


Include a map and a text description of the extent of the tribe's contacts.

Language


Identify the language and language group for this tribe. This will necessarily require a discussion of related tribes.

Social Organization and Government


Discuss how tribal society was organized.
Describe how tribal society was governed.
Analyze the social implications of the tribe's method of government.

Clothing


Include a description with visual evidence of the tribe's clothing prior to European contact.
Describe what, if any, change occurred to their mode of dress following European contact.

Diet and Food Sources


Describe the tribe's diet and food sources.
Discuss food preservation and management.

Shelter


Describe the forms of shelter used by the tribe. This will necessarily involve discussion of social organization.
Include a visual.

Transportation


Consider the tribe's transportation methods before 1500 and then again following European contact.

Tools and Weapons


Describe the tools created.
Compare the tools created by Native Americans to tools created elsewhere in the world (Europe and China) at the same time.

Economic Activities and Trade


Describe how the tribe created goods and acquired wealth (money and materials).
Through an economic lens, analyze how the tribe interacted with other tribes and with Europeans.
Analyze the economic nature of any social traditions that involve gifting.

Religious Beliefs


Identify the beliefs of the tribe, comparing and contrasting with neighboring tribes.
Include a creation story, if possible.

Recreation and Games


Include examples of games. If a game is sufficiently complex that you cannot describe it in words, create a graphic to explain it.

Works Cited


http://www.suquamish.nsn.us/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suquamish_tribe