Most Salish wore clothing made of dressed skins: breechclouts (breechcloths) for men, tunics for women, and leggings and moccasins for all. Traditional Salish religious beliefs focused chiefly on guardian spirits.
Throughout the region women wore skirts or gowns of buckskin, soft leather, or woven wool or plant fibers. Men’s dress varied from tribe to tribe but was in general quite minimal—most men wore nothing but ornaments on warm days. For protection from the rain, they had cedar-bark raincoats and a brimmed hat.
The Salish cornucopia includes a great abundance of roots, greens, berries, nuts, apples, seeds, flowers, honey and tree sap, tree bark, fresh plant sprouts, spruce tips, deer, elk, bear, pheasant, ducks, geese, freshwater eel, bullheads, trout, bass, and sea foods including seaweed, crab, seal, whale, sea urchins,
Tsimshian people didn’t usually wear much clothing. Men wore a breech cloth, and women wore short skirts made of cedar bark. Shirts were not necessary in Tsimshian culture, but people did wear poncho-like capes in colder weather, and men sometimes wore leggings.
Expedition during the Years 1838-1842, (5 vols., Philadelphia, 1844), IV, p. 388. Mooney in later years, and in effect states that the Flatheads were so called in derision of the fact that they did not deform their heads, in contrast to those who did, since the heads of the Flat- head- Salish were left natural.
1: a group of American Indian peoples of British Columbia and the northwestern U.S. 2: the family of languages spoken by the Salish peoples.
The people of the Northwest Coast learned to exploit the natural waterways in the area, and became very skilled fishermen. Pacific Salmon was abundant in the waters, and became the most important food resource of the people.
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A totem pole typically features symbolic and stylized human, animal, and supernatural forms. Totem poles are primarily visual representations of kinship, depicting family crests and clan membership.
They traditionally speak the Upriver dialect of Halkomelem, one of the Salishan languages|Salishan family of languages of the Coast Salish peoples.
Coast Salish peoples inhabit the Northwest Coast of North America, from the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon, north to Bute Inlet in British Columbia. Coast Salish territories includes much of the ecologically diverse Georgia Basin and Puget Sound known as the Salish Sea (right).
Canoes were used for the transportation of families and large quantities of goods to and from hunting grounds, for trade, to visit friends and relatives and on raids. Life without canoes was unimaginable. Canoes, dug out from cedar logs, were integral to the life of the Salish.
The Tsimshian (/ˈsɪmʃiən/; Tsimshian: Ts’msyan) are an indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Their communities are mostly in coastal British Columbia and far southern Alaska, around Terrace and Prince Rupert in British Columbia, and Alaska’s Annette Islands.