Pomo, Hokan-speaking North American Indians of the west coast of the United States. Their territory was centred in the Russian River valley some 50 to 100 miles (80 to 160 km) north of what is now San Francisco. Pomo territory also included the adjacent coastlands and the interior highlands near Clear Lake.
They lived in dome -shaped houses made of materials found in their surroundings, like the forest. The Pomo Indians had other houses too that were called sweat houses, for special ceremonies. They lived in villages near creeks that flowed, to the ocean.
Pomo Indians are world-famous for their baskets. Most of their baskets were produced by women from the tribe, though men made some for hunting and sale. Since Pomo Indians survived on the food they gathered, the great majority of baskets were used for storing seeds and other dried foods.
They would hunt the animals in their environment such as rabbit and quail. They used the redwood bark to make a dome shaped house. They lived by marsh reed so they would use it to make skirts.
Permanent open market operations (POMO) refers to the U.S. Federal Reserve program of ongoing, unlimited purchases and sales of short term U.S. Treasury securities in the open market for Treasuries as a tool to help achieve its normal monetary policy targets.
Did they paddle canoes? No, the Pomo people did not often travel by boat, and when they did, they normally used rafts. A few Pomo bands did make an impressive type of reed boat from tule rushes. Today, of course, Pomo people also use cars and non-native people also use canoes.
What language did the Pomo tribe speak? “Pomo” was actually seven Pomoan ( Hokan ) languages, spoken by the Southern, Central, Northern, Eastern, Northeastern, Southeastern Pomo, and Southwestern Pomo ( Kashaya ). Where did the Pomo tribe live? The Pomo are people of the California Native American cultural group.
The Pomo Indians ate a variety of foods other than acorns, including fish, wild animals, and many different plants. They prepared this food in two different ovens the mud oven and the hot stone oven.
Acorns were the main food of the Pomo tribe. Women gathered acorns in woven baskets. The meal was then mixed with water and cooked in tightly woven baskets. Hot rocks were dropped into baskets to cook the meal into mush.
The Pomo Indians of Northern California have traditionally sung lullabies, as well as hunting and religious songs. For the Cahuilla people of Palm Springs, bird songs tell stories of their origin, journey and return home.
The Pomo Indians traditionally lived in what is now northwestern California around the Clear Lake area north of San Francisco, and along the Russian River, in Lake, Mendocino, and Sonoma Counties. Today, there are about 5,000 Pomo living in several rancherias and reservations on or near the places of their origin.
The Pomo tribe eat all sorts of foods. For meat they eat Fish, Cormorants, Quail, Egret, Snipe, Crane, Duck, Geese, Swan, Heron, Bittern, Dove, woodpecker, Blue jay, and pigeon. For plants they eat Acorns, Berries, Chestnuts, Buckeyes, Pepper Wood, Conifers Trees, and Wild grapes. they were Omnivores.
While their most important food crop was acorns, their diet also consisted of mushrooms, insects, berries, roots, bulbs and greens. For hunting and fishing, the men had a range of tools. They used bows and arrows, spears, nets, clubs, snares, and baskets for fish and small animals.
The climate of the Chumash territory supported a variety of plant species, many of which were used in medicine. List of Chumash medicinal herbs.
|Rattlesnake Weed||Rattlesnake bite|
|Coastal Wood Fern||Wounds, sprains, bruises|
|California Fuchsia||Cuts, sores, sprains|
|Yerba Santa||Colds, chest pain, cough, fever|