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A glimpse into the native american life

He has a pretty little house with a big yard.

Chief Crazy Horse

He loves gardening, landscaping, and had specifically built his house small, so he could get more outdoor space. He also had a pool installed in his yard. Though the temperature was dropping, the pool was warm, thanks to the pool heating service he had arranged.

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We swam a few laps and enjoyed the warm water immensely. While we were talking on the merits of having a big yard, my cousin wanted to know about the houses that Native Americans built.

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He knew about my passion and wanted to build something similar to the longhouses in the new vacant land he had bought a few years back. While Native Americans live in modern day houses now, in ancient times they built an entirely different form of house. Most often, the homes were built from scratch with the things they created by hand. And all the raw materials were naturally available.

The only drawback was that it was very difficult to build one. Longhouses are traditionally made by Eastern Woodland Indians. It was common practice for a single longhouse to have many families living in it together. Each family was given its own part in the house. The middle of the house had fire pits and fireplaces for cooking and was shared by all the families for cooking food.

The length of these longhouses was measured in campfires and not by feet as we do now. A single longhouse may be 10 to 12 campfires long. A big longhouse can extend over 200 feet in length, 25 feet in width and height.

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  • Two doors one on each end were added and a few holes for smoke were added on the roof;
  • If needed, the longhouse was further extended.

To build such huge houses, it took several people and without the modern equipment we have today, it would have been a mammoth task indeed. The first step in building the house was making the framework from long wooden poles and young flexible trees.

A Glimpse into the Native American Longhouses

The young trees were used, so they can be shaped at will to whatever shape needed. Once the shape was complete, the house was covered with tree barks.

Two doors one on each end were added and a few holes for smoke were added on the roof.

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During rain or snow, the smoke holes were covered with a flap, which could be opened or closed when required. If needed, the longhouse was further extended. The house was sturdily built and lasted as long as twenty years or more.

A glimpse into the native american life

Often a pole fence was built around the longhouse for added protection. The inner part of the fence had stairs built in it, so archers could climb up the fence easily and defend any attack on the house. The fence poles were long with the ends sharp and pointed, discouraging anyone attempting to trespass. Longhouses, an important part of the Iroquois culture are cherished even today.

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While there are other types of homes like the tepee, the longhouses form the most popular and favorite of all types.