The Powhatan People The Powhatan People By Teresa, 3rd Grader What if you can travel back in time? You’ll have to use natural resources, ONLY! Natural resources are anything produced by nature. The Powhatan is a tribe. The Powhatan people used natural resources! They used the forest. The Powhatan people used trees, deer, corn, and more! They have so much handiwork made only by nature! The Powhatan people collected trees to make canoes, shelter, fuel, food, and plates. They would burn up the wood from the trees to get fire and fuel. That’s one way they stay warm and get light. Acorns come out of trees, Powhatan people eat acorns, that means trees are food. Powhatan people would use the trunks as canoes, they would cut the inside out to make a canoe’s shape. The Powhatan people hunted deers to make clothes, tools, and food. The Powhatan people used deer skin to make clothes, deer antler to make tools, and deer meat to get food. The Powhatan people wanted to use everything they had. They didn’t want to waste the skin of the deer, the meat of the deer, and the antler of the deer. The Powhatan people harvested corn to make baskets, dolls, food, and flour. The Powhatan people had to grinded the corn to get flour. They simply just eat the corn to get food. They used the husks’ part of the corn to weave the dolls and baskets. The Powhatan people would stuff corn into the folded husks to make dolls. The Powhatan wanted to use every part of the corn and not misuse them. The Powhatan people respected nature and animals, so they want to use every part of nature they had. The forest had trees, corn, and deer. They used trees, corn, and deer, but that’s not everything they used. They used tons of things. Now you know all about the Powhatan people, so keep on exploring the fascinating information of Powhatan people!