The California Intermountain:
By: Karis Kim, Evelyn Flores,
Region and Environment
The Pomo lives in the
Some features are:
redwood trees, Sierra
Nevada Mts. oak trees,
The natural resources
are: redwood trees/bark, http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&safe=active&rls=com.microsoft
streams, fish, clams, %3Aen-
shellfish, ocean, deer, 0
rabbits, birds, grasses,
They used the ocean and stream to get
fish, clams, and shellfish.
Other foods they ate were: nuts from
acorns, chestnuts, buckeyes,
pepperwood, conifer trees, (conifer trees
produce pinecones.) wild grapes, berries.
The Pomo hunt food with bows, and
The Pomo’s house was built with redwood
trees. It was round, covered with grass, and
it is called a roundhouse.
There are beds and a fireplace in the
They had a sky light on the top of their roof
In the early 1800’s the Pomo were close
allies with the Russian fur traders and
always traded items between the two
camps. The Russian fur traders believed
having Indians on their side was an
advantage. During the 1830’s and 1840’s
they were subjected to many raids by the
Mexican camps who attempted to secure
Culture of the Tribe
Lidded "Trinket" Baskets were a post-contact
innovation in northwestern California. They
were made primarily for sale to European
collectors. Typical dia.: 6".
Large Storage Basket from
Northwestern California. Dia. 30".
History Alive! Textbook
California Inter-mountain Region http://www.u-s-
Pomo – food, pomo history,
The Pomo Native Americans
All websites for pictures under the images.