Fort Walla Walla Museum
755 Myra Rd.
Walla Walla, WA
Nez Perce Tribe
Lapwai Elementary and Middle School
Mission Support Alliance
Investigating a Tsimshian Northwest Coast Plank House teaches students about the rich history and significance of a Tsimshian Plank House through oral histories, historic photographs, and archaeological research.
It includes details about the environment on Alaska’s northwest coast and the shelter used by the Tsimshian and Tlingit communities. Quadrant maps from the archaeological site of a Tsimshian Plank House are provided for students.
Mr. Wayne Ryan, a Tsimshian Elder guides students through the investigation. Through archaeology students discover artifacts left behind and how the interpretations of archaeological sites can be meaningful for descendant communities and visitors.