Miami people lived in these shelters.
Covered with bark or earth-covered mats
A separate large house for meeting/ceremonies.
Rectangular Longhouses/Round Wigwams
Delaware, also known as the Lenape lived in these types of structures.
Both made of long, bent wooden poles tied together near the top.
The poles were covered with bark from elm trees.
An opening in the roof let the smoke from a cooking fire escape.
Round, single family homes.
Easier to heat than longhouses.
Even groups that lived in longhouses most of the year often switched to wigwams in the winter.
Normal longhouse = 50 feet
Longer longhouses stretch several hundred feet.
Longhouses several hundred feet = Houses up to 20 families.
Delaware tribe lived in longhouses.
Hard to heat.
Covered with bark from elm trees.