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Kalispel Tribe


Here are some species that are local to the Kalispel Tribe area. smoqʷeʔ Great Blue Heron

cišps

Wolverine

skʷtismyé Cougar

qʷyqʷay

American Bison


Local plant species

ʔastqʷ

Western Red Cedar

sxʷeʔlítxʷeʔ Camas

stšałq

Huckleberry

syeyqs Tule


The Kalispel Indian Reservation is located in Usk, Washington in Pend Oreille County.


qʡl̓ep (pit baking) An earth oven is a pit in the ground used to trap heat and bake, smoke, or steam food.

Fire built on top

Dirt placed on top

Wood Rocks

Green plants

Food is placed into a woven sack, with a layer of green plants above and below


Trace the Salish words

qlispé Kalispel

sxʷeʔlítxʷeʔ Camas

es qqméyeʔi Fishing

es kʷlsncúti Cooking


Local Fish Native Suckerfish

Bulltrout

Mountain Whitefish


Stratigraphy Stratigraphy is important for understanding the age and context of an archaeological site.

Newest (uppermost)

Stratum A

Aluminum can

Stratum B Horseshoe

Glass Bottle

Oldest (deepest)

Stratum C Button

Bullet

Stratum D (sand and gravel)

Stone fishing hook

Fragments of broken bowls and jars tell us how people cooked and served their food.

Bones Bowl fragment

Stratum E


Archaeology Excavation 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. Soil is then sorted through a fine screen. Artifacts that remain in the screen are analyzed.

A trowel, brush, and other tools are used to find objects at an excavation site

Stone tools, like arrowheads and knives, can be analyzed for protein residue to find out what animals they were used for hunting or processing.

part of an uncovered deer skeleton


Match the animal with the correct Salish translation and color them

sxaslqs Moose

nłámqeʔ Black Bear

wu

Tundra swan


Fill in the blanks with the correct Salish word es kʷlsncúti

ʔastqʷ

nłámqeʔ

The

cxałq

like to eat fish such as

Earth ovens are used for The

pqlqeyn

is a tree native to western North America.

(Western red cedar)

(Bald eagles)

sxʷeʔlítxʷeʔ

kʷsixʷ

(cooking)

(Chinook salmon)

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has a black head and neck, and white cheeks. (Canadian goose)

The

(black bear)

(Camas)

likes to eat roots and berries.

is a species of flower.


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