THE POMO INDIANS OF CALIFORNIA BY MRS MANNS

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THE POMO INDIANS OF CALIFORNIA BY MRS. MANN’S CLASS

THE POMO INDIANS OF CALIFORNIA BY MRS. MANN’S CLASS

POMO CLOTHING q. The men did not wear any clothes. q. The girls wore

POMO CLOTHING q. The men did not wear any clothes. q. The girls wore a skirt to their knees. Their shirts were brown because they were made of deerskin. q. In winter they used rabbit skin to make robes to keep warm. Mario, Caroline, and Alexa

THE POMO INDIANS LIVED IN 3 DIFFERENT PARTS OF NORTH AMERICA IN CALIFORNIA ü

THE POMO INDIANS LIVED IN 3 DIFFERENT PARTS OF NORTH AMERICA IN CALIFORNIA ü Valleys—between the mountains v Coasts—close to the ocean Ø Lakes—for fresh water Teresa, Karen, and Lesly

THE POMO INDIANS HUNTED FOR FOOD. THEY WOULD USE: Snares Ø Nets Ø Spears

THE POMO INDIANS HUNTED FOR FOOD. THEY WOULD USE: Snares Ø Nets Ø Spears Ø Clubs Ø Bolas-to catch geese Ø Sling and clay balls Ø Bow and Arrows To capture squirrels they would smoke them out or drown them out. Ø Luis, Alondra, and Haracele

FOOD Ate a lot of different kinds of food Daily food would be: acorns,

FOOD Ate a lot of different kinds of food Daily food would be: acorns, fish, berries, meat, chestnuts, buckeyes, wild grapes and conifer trees They would not eat these foods because they were thought to be bad luck: § buzzard, falcon, great horn owl, bald eagle, coyote, wolf and skunk Jennifer and Angel Monreal

SHELTER They lived in huts made from bent poles that were covered with bark

SHELTER They lived in huts made from bent poles that were covered with bark or bundles of dry grass In the summertime, they had the sides open to keep cool There was a main building that was used for meetings or gatherings. It was shaped like a circle. Christian, Genna and Gricelda

REALLY COOL FACTS ABOUT THE POMOS! v They were very peaceful people and didn’t

REALLY COOL FACTS ABOUT THE POMOS! v They were very peaceful people and didn’t like to go to war v The entire community would own the land, but families could own individual trees Angel Mendez, Wendy, and Marisol v There are 70 known tribes of Pomos and they speak seven different languages. v They are most famous for their expert basket weaving and would weave baskets with feathers and shells in them v Even the men learned how to make beautiful baskets v Today Pomo baskets sell for hundreds to thousands of dollars