Mission #3

Your third mission is to obtain some background information on a plateau tribe of Washington state. To accomplish this task the Director (teacher) has created a worksheet to assist you organizing and collecting your information. Follow the following steps to complete Mission #3:

  1. To complete this mission you will first choose a plateau tribe from the map below. Then you will complete a worksheet on the location, food, shelter, customs and clothing of your chosen tribe. Once you have selected your tribe move onto step number two.
    • Note: To assist you with this lesson there are more links at the bottom of the page that may be helpful in the completion of your mission.


Plateau Kootenai Colville Chelan Spokane CDA Yakama Walla Walla Nez Perce Umatilla

2. As you explore your plateau tribe you will need to complete the following worksheet to ensure that you have all of the needed information for you presentation.  We will be focusing on how their location influences their daily life. If you need more room for your answers, simply attatch a sheet of paper to your worksheet.

Worksheet link

The director knows this is your first mission. He has put together a worksheet with specific questions and an organizational chart to assist you. In order to make a good impression make sure that you answer all of the questions thoroughly. Be sure to write more than one sentence and ensure that they are complete sentences.

3. Seasonal Round: Plateau Tribes performed a seasonal round in order to survive, since food was scarce and often hard to find. Go to the websites below to find the information required to complete the worksheet also linked below.

Congratulations on the completion of your third mission! To finish your project for the museum you must complete one more mission.


Plateau Tribal Links

General Info

Children of the Sun

General Info

Tribal website

Walla Walla

Tribal Information

General Info

Tribal Facts


Tribal History

General Info

History and map

History and Culture

Nez Perce

Tribal Information

General Info


Tribal Website

Coeur d' Alene

Tribe Website


More History



Short History

Tribal Website

More History

Kootenai Inf0




Thumbnail History


Umatilla Reservation

Tribal Info

History and culture


Yakama Nation

General Info

Tribal History



Other Links 




Native American General Links:

Library of Congress link

Library of Congress collection

National Archives

Links to many Native American Topics

Native Web

Language webpage

University of WA

Mutnomah County Library

Washington Natives

Seattle Times

Lewis and Clark

PBS Lewis and Clark Natives

Natives and their environment

Native General Info

Tribes of the Pacific Northwest Collection

Native Food


Library of Congress Native Tribes of the Pacific Northwest


Mission #3 Grading Rubric


Excellent 90-100% Fair 70-90% Poor 0-69%
Worksheet is complete and legible (5 points) All questions are answered and are neat, legible, and show effort. Two or less questions are not completed and answers are legible neat, and showing some effort. Three or more questions are not answered questions are not legible or neat, showing little or no effort.
Answers are complete (10 points) Answers are in complete sentences and do not contain any grammatical errors. Answers are in complete sentences and contain just a few grammatical errors. Answers are not in complete sentences and contain many grammatical errors.
Information gathered off websites provided (5 points) Information was gathered from websites provided. Most of the information was gathered from websites provided. Little if any of the information was gathered from provided websites.

Seasonal Round Worksheet is completed (10 points)

Diagram is completed and all information is neat, legible and shows effort. Diagram is not entirely complete, legible, neat and shows some effort. Much of the information is missing from the diagram and answers were not legible and show minimal effort.





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