FIRST NATIONS OF CANADA RESEARCH

 

Peoples of the Northwest Coast:              


Peoples of the Plateau


Peoples of the Arctic (the Inuit)


Peoples of the Plains


Peoples of the Eastern Woodlands  (Farming Groups)



 

 

 


Inuit Research Sites:

 

 

John Tyman Arctic

 

Inuit Way of Life

 

Northern Lights

 

Inuit games

 

Inuit Beliefs

 

Inuit Art

 

Inuit  Hunting


Inuit Tools

 

Inuit Legends

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

Grade 4 Movie Project:   First Nations of Canada

Great Resources:   

 

NATIVE CONTRIBTUTIONS  This has transportation, medicine and sports

 

Huron, Haida and Inuit Houses --SFU Museum--

Chances are, it's Aboriginal! A Conversation about Aboriginal Foods.

 

 

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First Nations in Canada:  The Uses of Animals

 

Find out how First Nation Peoples of the Prairies used Buffalo here

http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/eco_info/topics/first_nations_inuit/assets/documents/bison_diagram.pdf

 

Find out how Caribous were used by the Inuit Here:

Caribou in Canada: First Nations relationship with caribou - Canadian Geographic Magazine: In-depth

 

Find Out About how deer was used by the First Nations here:

Many Uses of Deer by Native Americans

antler used as flaker to make a sharp edge on stone projectile points (arrowheads)

bladder canteen, waterproof container

bones buttons, awls (needles), dice for games, hoes and shovels, used as a flaker, hip and pelvis bones were used as serving dishes

brains used to cure skin

deer hide used as a trade good with the English, entire hide used as camouflage when hunting deer

eyeballs liquid used as a paint additive

hair lining for moccasins, stuffing for balls

hooves used as rattles, boiled to make glue

meat basic food; tongue was a delicacy, organs were eaten

rawhide leggings; cloaks; moccasins; pouches to carry tobacco, pipe, spear points, etc.; ground covers; quiver for arrows; a necklace made of deer skin was believed to prevent whooping cough; covering for a drum; ball

sinew lash supports for wigwams, drawstring for pouches, sewing, to fasten stone tools to wooden handles, bowstring, string for wampum

Source: Taken from: "A Comparison of the Native American and European's Use of Resources in Early Maryland," a lesson plan developed by Deidre Austen, July 1993, for the Maryland Historical Society's summer institute.

 

 

 

 

 


Excellent Inuit Resource Links:

 

Inuit: People of the Arctic by John Tyman ~ Contents

Inuit - The Canadian Encyclopedia

Introduction - Inuit - Explore the Communities - The Kids' Site of Canadian Settlement - Library and Archives Canada

Inuit Culture, Traditions, and History

Grade 4 Inuit Research