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Chinook clothing – What did Chinook people wear?

By |2019-04-11T05:03:41-07:00August 10th, 2017|History|

Chinook head-shaping board (1860) What did Chinook people make clothes out of? Around 1500 AD, Chinook people, both men and women, wore leather leggings and long leather shirts. Women's shirts were longer than men's, and their sleeves were wider. In warm weather, people often wore less clothing, and in winter they often wrapped furs around them to [...]

Chinook history – Native Americans

By |2019-03-28T11:27:21-07:00August 8th, 2017|History, Native American|

Chinook history involved making baskets (University of Washington - cedar root basket) When did Native people come to the Pacific Northwest? People have lived in the Pacific Northwest since the Paleo-Indian period, about 11,000 BC. They might even have arrived as early as 20,000 BC! More about Paleo-Indians History of fishing All our Native American articles [...]