The Birch Bay Virtual Museum

The Native Tribes used the Environment

The natives used the natural environment to sustain their lifestyle. They took the environment the way it was and used it.
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The forebearers of today’s Lummi Nation considered San Juan Island an abundant source of food and a sacred place. This image of a Lummi family in traditional dress was probably taken around the turn of the 19th-20th centuries.

The natives used the treasures of the environment with limited negative impact on it. The children learned what they needed to know from their moms and dads.

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