Northwest Coast Culture Area

Northwest Coast Discovery Boxes

Northwest Box (Grade 2 to Adult)
The rich symbolism of the totem poles of the Northwest Coast peoples characterizes their life ways and religious beliefs. The importance of family ties is emphasized in these objects. This box focuses on the tribes of the northwest coast with attention to culture, food, homes, clothing etc. The items in the box consist of a totem pole, a button blanket, a cedar basket and two banners. Northwest coast stencils are included. The information book has maps and transparencies. Books included are: Houses of Wood by B. Shemie and Looking at Totem Poles by H. Stewart.