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Navajo houses – American architecture

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

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 [...]

Navajo hogan – Dine houses and sweat baths – Native Americans

By |2017-12-12T14:54:44+00:00August 7th, 2017|Architecture, Native American|

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. Later, sturdier hogans [...]

Native American architecture

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

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 [...]