The Northwest Peoples live along the coast of the Pacific Ocean.

How did they go out to the water to catch food from the sea?

How did they go to visit other villages along the coast?

How did they have wars with other villages?

How did they go fishing in the rivers?


They made canoes out of the trunk of the cedar tree.

They made different kinds of dugout canoes.

They carved out the inside of the canoe in two different ways:

chopping and burning.



Here is a picture of a Kwakiutl Canoe.


Even the paddles were beautifully carved.

Click on the paddles to see more.


Read about a Haida canoe: