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Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Unknown Facts About The Native Americans That Historians Can't Explain

Native Americans would build totem poles from scratch from poles or pillars. They include symbols and faces often describing the status of the family. Totem poles were typically made from red cedar. They were mostly built by Native Americans living in the Pacific Northwest regions. 

Porcupine Quill Uses

The quills of the porcupine were very useful for Native Americans. They would use them for hair brushes and other grooming. They would also master a practice that is still used today - - quillwork. Quillwork is an art form where porcupine quills are woven in different forms including loom and embroidery. The quills would be reshaped and dyed using natural plant-based dyes and used for multiple purposes, such as embellishing clothing.

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