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The Northwest Peoples

The Northwest Peoples

The peoples of the Northwest settled along the West Coast of North America. The warm ocean currents helped keep the climate in this region more moderate. Like the peoples of the Arctic, the Northwest peoples lived off of the ocean and rivers. They fished and hunted wildlife.


Northwest Peoples

The peoples of the Northwest had an advantage, though, that the Arctic peoples did not. Their lands were covered with thick forests. These forests provided another source of food, including many wild animals, as well as wild berries, nuts and fruits.

Over time, these peoples became experts in hunting and fishing, developing some of the most advanced hunting and fishing technologies of the era. They also developed trade routes with other native peoples in order to obtain goods that they could not produce themselves.