If you had lived as part of a northern California tribe, you might have grown up with redwood trees all around you. You would be close to the Pacific Ocean or a big river.
Your dad and other men would hunt game and fish for salmon. You might help your mom gather berries, pine nuts, and acorns. The Pomo, who lived north of what is now San Francisco, even trimmed the branches of oak and pine trees. Doing that helped the trees grow more nuts.
The Yurok, Hupa, Karuk, and Wiyot tribes built houses out of redwood trees. They cut the wood into planks using tools of stone or bone. Many homes were shaped like a rectangle, with smoke holes in the roofs. Some houses were for one family. Others had room for many families to live together.