Coastal Native Texans
By Tori Cheney 5th peroid 9/8/15
What they eat?
"The diet of the coastal tribes where dependent upon fish, acorns, and camas root. The camas was eaten in its natural state or cooked, either by boiling or baking. The flavor of a cooked camas resembles that of a baked sweet potato. The indians preserved the cooked or sun-dried bulbs by pressing them into cakes called pasheco. Sometimes they added a cake of pasheco for flavor when boiling salmon. Camas soup was also a popular dish"
What wer their houses like?
What did they where?
"Coastal tribes wore very little clothing, except in the coldest weather. They made extensive use of cedar bark and very little use of animal skins. The garments they wore were designed more for shedding water than for providing warmth."
- Tsimshian - Nishga (Nisga'a) and Gitksan
- Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) - Haisla, Heiltsuk, and Kwakwakw'wakw (Kwakiutl)
- Salishan (Nuxalk and Coast Salish) "
How did they adapt to their environment.
They lived near the water, either the Pacific Ocean or an inland river or lake, and relied on water for their survival. They also took advantage of the huge of forest in the area and used cedar trees to make their houses and canoes, to their blankets and clothing.