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Chinook history – Native Americans

By |2018-04-19T15:03:14+00:00August 8th, 2017|History, Native American|

(University of Washington - cedar root basket) People have lived in the Pacific Northwest since the Paleo-Indian period, about 11,000 BC. They might even have arrived as early as 20,000 BC! Those first people were fishers. They may have been following the coastline, where the mussels and clams were. They also probably gathered lots of plants, berries, nuts [...]

Ute houses – Wickiups – Native Americans

By |2017-08-07T22:28:29+00:00August 7th, 2017|Architecture, Native American|

Wickiup - a Ute house Most people who belonged to the Ute group of Native Americans lived in what is now Utah and Colorado, in the high western plains and in the Rocky Mountains. They built wooden houses called wickiups. You build a wickiup by cutting down young willow trees (saplings). You need about thirty of them. Then [...]

Cherokee houses and Cherokee architecture – Native Americans

By |2018-04-07T17:05:23+00:00August 7th, 2017|Architecture, Native American|

Cherokee houses: Replica of Cherokee winter house Cherokee houses Most people who lived in the Cherokee nation lived in houses that were just for one family. These houses were usually circular. They were made of tree branches bent into a circular shape and then plastered with mud (the frame was a lot like the frame [...]

Who was Hestia? Ancient Greek gods

By |2018-04-23T08:41:54+00:00July 13th, 2017|Greeks, Religion|

A woman and a girl cooking Hestia doesn't appear in stories much. We have almost no images of her, either. She is one of the daughters of Rhea and Kronos, and so she is the sister of Hera and Demeter. And so of course Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades are Hestia's brothers. Hestia never marries and has no children. Hestia is the [...]