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Kalispel Natural Resources Coloring and Activity Book


It was from the river that Kalispel culture arose. Here our people built winter villages and established summer root digging camps. In the mountain masses that flanked the river they hunted. In the thickets on the prairies and in the low hills they gathered their summer and fall berries.


The Kalispel Tribe’s native language is Salish. Trace the Salish words below then color the animal defining them.


Eagles are commonly spotted in the Pend Oreille Valley. Help the eagle find his way to the center of his nest!

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Archaeologist excavate earth ovens to find out what types of animals the Kalispel hunted and cooked in the past.


Douglas Fir

Tule

Western Red Cedar

Huckleberry


Use the hints below and the clues found in the picture to fill in the blanks with the English translation. cq̓ ełp | __________________________________ Medium sized bushy trees. st̓ šałq | __________________________________ A bush that grows yummy berries syeyqs | __________________________________ Tall grass that grows by rivers. sx̣ʷeʔlítx̣ʷeʔ | _____________________________ A flower with six petals. ʔastqʷ | ____________________________ Tall pine trees with straight bark.

Camas


Fish were once caught with bone hooks, spears, harpoons, nets, waterfall baskets, weirs, and even bow and arrows.

perch

trout

walleye


Connect the dots to finish the picture.


Draw a line to match the animals with their corresponding skeletons in the Earth below.


Careful digging or excavation of soil reveals important details about the past, such as what people ate, where they lived, and what they did hundreds and thousands of years of ago.


The Pend Oreille Valley is the home of the Kalispel people, and an abundance of wildlife, plants, and important resources. Camas flowers are a vital staple for the Kalispel people, which is a nutritious onionlike root. The flower blooms in the spring, and the bulb is dug in the summer, then the bulb is dried or baked.


About Kalispel Natural Resources KNRD’s fundamental challenge is to provide tribal members with an opportunity to engage in the same cultural practices as their ancestors. This is a formidable task for a host of reasons. Since the Tribe’s interest in natural resources extends beyond the limits of its regulatory authority, KNRD’s success depends on its ability to work effectively with other natural resources managers.

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Kalispel Natural Resources Coloring and Activity Book  

An educational coloring and activity book to promote the importance of the natural resources in the Pend Oreille Valley and cultural preserv...

Kalispel Natural Resources Coloring and Activity Book  

An educational coloring and activity book to promote the importance of the natural resources in the Pend Oreille Valley and cultural preserv...

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