Native Peoples of the Northwest

From the Series North American Indian Nations

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

A thin strip of land and islands makes up the Pacific Northwest coast of the United States and Canada. This region has long been home to many groups of native peoples who spoke different languages and had distinct cultural practices. The native peoples of the Northwest thrived in this land of rocky beaches and cedar trees.

• The Chinook developed a special language for trading with other nations.
• The Kwakwaka’wakw created masks that could show two different faces.
• The Bella Coola had a secret society that performed in a four-night winter ceremony.

Many native peoples still live in the Northwest and continue to fish, carve totem poles, and work to preserve their land and cultures. Learn more about the unique history and cultures of the native peoples of the Northwest.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™, LernerClassroom
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2016-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.6
BISACS JNF025170, JNF052020, JNF018040
Dewey 979.5004/97
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 860
Guided Reading Level X
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource

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School Library Journal

“Consider this series for its scope and to refresh collections.”—School Library Journal

Author: Krystyna Poray Goddu

Krystyna Poray Goddu has been a writer and editor for more than thirty years; her books include Dollmakers and Their Stories: Women Who Changed the World of Play, and A Girl Called Vincent: A Biography of Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, both middle-grade nonfiction. Her writing for children has also appeared in American Girl magazine. She reviews and writes about children’s books for Publishers Weekly and The New York Times Book Review. In addition to her writing and editing experience, she has worked in school libraries and taught writing to middle-school students in independent schools in New York City. She holds a degree in comparative literature from Brown University.

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North American Indian Nations

Explore the history, culture, and modern-day lifestyles of American Indians living in ten distinct geographic regions of North America. Readers will evaluate the similarities and differences between the Indian nations and make connections as to how geography affected their past and… View available downloads →