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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 [...]

Inuit houses – Igloos

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

Ancient Chinese houses – Early China

By |2018-10-18T08:44:24+00:00June 4th, 2017|Architecture, China|

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 [...]