Many different tribes of indigenous North American Indians lived in different style homes, with different lifestyles, depending on what materials were around that they could use. These are some of them.
The Pueblos lived in multi –storey houses made of clay and straw baked into hard bricks. They lived in Arizona and New Mexico in the desert and on cliffs.
They were farmers and grew corn, beans, sunflower seeds and squash.
The Sioux lived on the plains in tepees made of buffalo skin and wooden poles. They could move from place to place while they were hunting buffalo and take their homes with them. Often the people drew stories about what they had done on the outside of their tepee. I have made up a story to go on my tepee and a song to go with it.
The northeast woodland tribes of Native Americans build the wigwam and take shelter in it.
It is a good design and the bark is mended to keep out the rain. Up to four people can live in the wigwam.
Life in the wigwam was warm and dry.
The Indians who lived in the northwest woodlands were the Iroquois, Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga and Seneca tribes. They lived in longhouses made from logs, sticks and young trees, covered with bark. Each longhouse could be home for many families. They had cooking fires inside their homes and the smoke went out through holes in the roof.