Predominant Pre-Contact Housing Types

Predominant Pre-Contact Housing Types in North America.




  1. And, of course, the Inuit only lived in “igloos” in the winter time, when it was snowy. They built rectangular, earth covered houses for the rest of the year. Incidentally, “igloo” just means “house”.


  2. Hm, Earth Lodges were found in East Central Minnesota, too, which is why there is a Groundhouse River, which is a translation into English from Ojibwe, which in turn is a translation from Dakota, as a testament to the earlier peoples that lived along the banks of that water body.


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