Traveling Trunk

Clatsop and Chinookan Culture of the Lower Columbia River Traveling Trunk

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Grade Level:
Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
Subject:
Social Studies

Background

This trunk uses the journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to learn about the American Indian peoples--Clatsop and Chinookan, who lived at the mouth of the Columbia River when the expedition visited the area in 1805-06.

The trunk contains Clatsop and Chinookan American Indian replica artifacts, hands-on activities, a resource guide, videos, posters and much more.  This trunk provides a unique opportunity to explore the people who lived at the mouth of the Columbia River during the arrival of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

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