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7 08, 2017

Ute houses – Wickiups – Native Americans

By |2017-08-07T22:28:29-07:00August 7th, 2017|Architecture, Native American|0 Comments

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 [...]

7 08, 2017

Inuit houses – Igloos

By |2018-04-07T17:05:24-07:00August 7th, 2017|Architecture, Native American|0 Comments

An Inuit village in 1575 AD Most of the time, most Inuit people lived in wooden houses built near the coast, where they could get to their fishing boats easily. They built their houses out of driftwood that washed up on the beach, and covered them with dirt to keep them warm. There was not [...]

7 08, 2017

Cherokee houses – Native Americans

By |2019-09-15T07:03:56-07:00August 7th, 2017|Native American|5 Comments

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. Who are the Cherokee? History of houses Native American architecture All our Native American articles They were made of tree branches bent into a [...]

13 07, 2017

Who was Hestia? Ancient Greek gods

By |2019-08-12T22:18:24-07:00July 13th, 2017|Greeks, Religion|0 Comments

Hestia, home, and the hearth: A woman and a girl cooking Hestia's hardly there 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. Rhea and Kronos More Greek gods Greek religion All [...]

4 06, 2017

Ancient Chinese houses – Early China

By |2019-09-13T06:43:33-07:00June 4th, 2017|China|20 Comments

Ancient Chinese houses: Outside a typical Chinese house How much house could you afford? There were really two kinds of houses in ancient China. There were poor people's houses (which is most of them). And there were rich people's houses (there were not very many of these). Rich and poor in ancient China [...]