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10 08, 2017

American houses – Architecture

By |2019-08-22T19:28:23-07:00August 10th, 2017|Architecture, North America|0 Comments

American houses - Iroquois longhouse Houses in the Northwest Because North America is a big place, different parts of North America have different weather. In the Pacific Northwest, there were long rainy winters, and dry sunny summers, but it never got very cold. There were big forests with lots of tall trees. Native American houses North [...]

9 08, 2017

Nez Perce history – Native Americans

By |2018-04-19T15:03:07-07:00August 9th, 2017|History, Native American|0 Comments

Nez Perce pictograph carved into a rock The Nez Perce, who call themselves the Nimiipuu, meaning "The People", seem to have come down from Alaska to the Pacific Northwest about 10,000 BC, or even earlier. Some time later, maybe around 3000 BC, this group split off from the Chinook and other people, and moved further south and [...]

9 08, 2017

Iroquois history – Native Americans

By |2019-09-27T05:04:05-07:00August 9th, 2017|Native American|4 Comments

Early Iroquois history: Mohawk pottery Haudenosaunee Early Iroquois history starts when the Iroquois originally came to America with the other Native Americans. They may have first settled around what's now Maryland around 1000 AD. Iroquois since colonization What was Iroquois food like? Iroquois longhouses All our Native American articles The Iroquois didn't call themselves "Iroquois", [...]

8 08, 2017

Chinook history – Native Americans

By |2019-03-28T11:27:21-07:00August 8th, 2017|History, Native American|0 Comments

Chinook history involved making baskets (University of Washington - cedar root basket) When did Native people come to the Pacific Northwest? 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! More about Paleo-Indians History of fishing All our Native American articles [...]

7 08, 2017

The Iroquois longhouse

By |2019-09-28T15:17:46-07:00August 7th, 2017|Native American|4 Comments

Iroquois longhouse - where Iroquois people lived What is an Iroquois longhouse? Most people who lived in the Iroquois nation lived in longhouses. An Iroquois longhouse is just what it sounds like, a long house, built of thin bendable wood, with branches woven in and out of the joists. Who were the Iroquois? Other [...]

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 [...]

26 06, 2017

Iron Age buildings of northern Europe

By |2019-09-26T05:00:20-07:00June 26th, 2017|Architecture, Northern Europe|0 Comments

Iron Age buildings: a Roman bath building in Trier, in southern Germany, about 300 AD Roman buildings in northern Europe By the time of the Roman Empire, about 1 AD, many people in Northern Europe were living under Roman rule, and their buildings began to look more and more like Roman buildings from [...]