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




    The   men did not wear any clothes.
    The girls wore a skirt to their knees. Their shirts
    were brown because they were made of deerskin.
    Inwinter 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
    Valleys—between the mountains



    Coasts—close to the ocean




    Lakes—for fresh water


                                 Teresa, Karen, and Lesly
THE POMO INDIANS HUNTED FOR
FOOD. THEY WOULD USE:

 Snares
 Nets

 Spears

 Clubs

 Bolas-to catch geese

 Sling and clay balls

 Bow and Arrows

To capture squirrels they would smoke
  them out or drown them out.
    Luis, Alondra, and
    Haracele
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 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!
   They were very peaceful people and didn’t like to go to war
   The entire community would own the land, but families could own
    individual trees
                                                  Angel Mendez, Wendy, and
                                                  Marisol
   There are 70 known tribes of Pomos and they speak seven
    different languages.
   They are most famous for their expert basket weaving and would
    weave baskets with feathers and shells in them
   Even the men learned how to make beautiful baskets
   Today Pomo baskets sell for hundreds to thousands of dollars

				
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