The Northwest tribes lived in what is now Alaska, Oregon, British Columbia and the Yukon of Canada, Northern California, and the state of Washington. The groups established permanent villages around 3,000 BC, mostly near peninsulas, rivers, and regional islands.
The oldest tribe in North America would be the one that produced the Clovis culture, named after Clovis, New Mexico, which featured very distinctive spear heads known as the Clovis point.
The ancestors of living Native Americans arrived in what is now the United States at least 15,000 years ago, possibly much earlier, from Asia via Beringia. A vast variety of peoples, societies and cultures subsequently developed.
There are many tribes that lived in the Northwest region. Some of these were the Chinook, Tillamook, Coast Salish, and the Tlingit. These groups are well known for its hand-crafted totem poles. A totem pole in front of a home shows the generations and social rank of that family.
The region that Native Americans lived in the Pacific Northwest is today known as Oregon, Washington, the coast of Canada, and part of Alaska.
The Clovis culture, the earliest definitively-dated Paleo-Indians in the Americas, appears around 11,500 RCBP (radiocarbon years Before Present), equivalent to 13,500 to 13,000 calendar years ago.
Archaeological evidence for such practices in North America dates to at least the early 14th century; a mass grave from that period, containing nearly 500 victims (some with evidence of scalping), was found near present-day Crow Creek, South Dakota (U.S.).
List of unrecognized groups claiming to be American Indian tribes
Yes there are still full blood Cherokees. My mother was full and I have many family members that are full blood. The term is full blood not full blooded. There are 3 federally recognized tribes.
The People. In 1492 the native population of North America north of the Rio Grande was seven million to ten million. These people grouped themselves into approximately six hundred tribes and spoke diverse dialects. European colonists initially encountered Native Americans in three distinct regions.
The Northwest Coast Indian peoples, who lived in the Pacific Northwest, can be classified into four units, or “provinces.” The northern province includes speakers of Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, and the Tsimshian-influenced Haisla (northernmost Heiltsuq or Kwakiutl).
Because American colonialism severely disrupted Chinook culture, ultimately removing the people to reservations, most information about traditional Chinook life is based on the records of these and other traders and explorers, together with what is known of neighbouring groups.
Today, the Shakopee Mdewakanton are believed to be the richest tribe in American history as measured by individual personal wealth: Each adult, according to court records and confirmed by one tribal member, receives a monthly payment of around $84,000, or $1.08 million a year.
The foods eaten by the natives were as varied as they were plentiful. Diets were comprised of mainly berries, fish, and mammals with some herbs, birds, and shellfish supplementing the staples.
Food. Northwest Coast tribes had no pressing food problems. They could get plenty of fish, shellfish, and even whales, seals, and porpoises from the sea and local rivers. The men built weirs (underwater enclosures) and traps to catch huge hauls of salmon and candlefish as they swam upstream to spawn.
The Kwakiutl people are indigenous (native) North Americans who live mostly along the coasts of British Columbia, which is located in the northwest corner of Canada. Today, there are about 5,500 Kwakiutls living here on the tribe’s own reserve, which is land specially designated for Native American tribes.