The Quileute Tribe

Table of Contents
La Push. Quileute Indian reservation 2
La Push. Quileute Indian reservation 2


Introduction
Food
Shelter
Clothing
Wants-
Taxilit
Conclusion
Bibliography

La Push Indian Reservation (http://www.pbase.com/hayzen/image/44470760)
Introduction
The Quileute Tribe had needs and wants just like everyone else. But the way they went about gaining those needs and wants were so very different from the way the modernized world would obtain them. They needed food, shelter, and clothing. Their main want was taxilit or personal guardian power. They were just as we are..... except a little bit different.
Food
Their food needs were simple. They hunted sea mammals and they fished. They hunted whales and seals since they lived close to the Washington coast. After their daily fill of salmon, which they hunted from the bay, they ate dried berries that they gathered during the fall. The staple of the Quileute diet was salmon. They ate salmon in much abundance. Their food needs were covered by this simple act of fishing.
Shelter
Most of the Quileute live in longhouses at the mouths of streams. During the summer months the Quileute people would disband into hunting camps. In the winter months many families would live in one longhouse to keep warm. In a longhouse, there were nobility, common people, and sometimes even slaves captured from other tribes.
photograph
photograph

Clothing
The Quileute people had a very unique way of dressing. They would wear clothes that were made from the bark of cedar trees. They made bark into They would also reinforce their blankets and baskets with dog hair. These could sometimes even hold water. To the right is Bundles of gathered bark [Dr. Linda B. Brubaker] From http://www.conifers.org/cu/th/plicata.htm/plicata.htm)
Wants
Taxilit

Quileute people wanted to find their taxilit or their personal spirit guardian power. They would send their youths on spirit quests to find their own personal taxilit. When these youths were on these quests, they couldn't be used to help around the villages. The lives of the Quileute people were full of many spiritual rituals and helped to guide and inspire them.
Conclusion
As you all can see, the Quileute people have very different ways of meeting their needs and wants. They still live honest lifestyles but the way the go about living their lives is so very different from ours. All we can do is learn from them and be informed about the differences in people's societies, even though they can share a country and living space.

Bibliography
"Quileute Indian Tribe." U-S-History. 2008. 7 Jan. 2008 <http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1565.html>.
The website found in the above URL is reliable website for the following reasons. First off, it is an updated source that has working kinks that was last updated in 2008. This website, written for the general public, has information on the religion, the lifestyles, and the history of the Quileute tribe. The displayed factual information in this website checks out with other sites and sources that I have previously used.


Waldman, Carl. "Quileute." Encyclopedia of North American Tribes. New York, NY: Checkmark Books, 2006.
This is the third edition of the Encyclopedia of North American Tribes. Of the information contained in this encyclopedia, the most prominent is of the religion and beliefs of the Quileute tribe. Though this information is open to the public, the people who would benefit most are people interested in learning about the tribe of the Quileutes. In comparison with other sources, this has some of the same facts but goes into greater depth about how they life their lives and about their beliefs about “taxilit” or personal guardian power. The author, Carl Waldman, has written books other than this, such as the Atlas of the North American Indian.
Pictures:(http://www.pbase.com/hayzen/image/44470760) and http://www.conifers.org/cu/th/plicata.htm/plicata.htm)