INTRODUCTIONThe Chumash people could be found from Morro Bay down to Malibu. They were also in three of the Channel Islands. The Chumash Indians have 14 bands.
Anthropologist’s do not know the exact population of Chumash people. They think there was anywhere between 8,000 to 20,400. The Chumash people speak the Chumash language. FOODFood is very import to the Chumash people. They ate over 100 seafood tipes. They did not farm.
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So they lived off the land . They were hunters and gathers. For example they got fish,fox,deer.TRADING The Chumash People trade a lot.
They used plank boats to go to the Channel Islands . Money was made out of shells. They would trade shells and some clothes. They were elite at trading.THINGS THEY MADE They did not make to many things.
The things they did make were jewelry. They used beautiful shells. They also made very good arrowheads. They were good plank boat makers using yop, that is glue.CONCLUSIONThe Chumash people lived close to the water in California. They loved to eat seafood. They had many uses for shells.
They used them for trading, money and jewelry. Plank boats helped them trade, get food, travel and survival.