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10 08, 2017

Navajo houses – American architecture

By |2017-08-10T15:25:24-07:00August 10th, 2017|Architecture, Native American, North America|0 Comments

Can you see the sheepskins? How about the television? (1973) When people met the first Spanish explorers in the 1500s AD, most Navajo people were living in hogans. By trading with the Spanish settlers in the 1500s and 1600s AD, Navajo people were able to improve their hogans. First people got sheep from the Spanish settlers, and [...]

7 08, 2017

Navajo hogan – Dine – Native Americans

By |2019-09-15T07:02:43-07:00August 7th, 2017|Native American|4 Comments

A Navajo hogan. Hogans had their doorways facing east Early portable hogans Early on, when Navajo people lived in the northern part of North America (modern Canada), they lived in small houses they called hogans. You built a hogan by propping a few poles together and covering the surface with branches, leaves, and mud. Early Navajo [...]

7 08, 2017

Native American architecture

By |2018-04-08T11:23:09-07:00August 7th, 2017|Architecture, Native American|0 Comments

Replica of Cherokee winter house What kind of house you lived in depended a lot on where you lived, and how you lived. Many people were nomadic, travelling around with their dogs following the buffalo they hunted on the Great Plains. These people lived mainly in tipis, which were very large tents made of long wooden poles covered [...]