Posted by Dana S. on September 08, 2000 at 12:16:50:
In Reply to: Re: Thought for the Day posted by Linda S. Karam on September 07, 2000 at 10:42:43:
: : In settling an island, the first building
: : erected by a Spaniard will be a church;
: : by a Frenchman, a fort; by a Dutchman,
: : a warehouse; and by an Englishman, an alehouse.
: : (18th Century Proverb)
: The colonial would build a cabin, the permanent housing of the day!
: Hey, there's a stereotype that the Indians lived in movable housing so they could travel with the weather. But surely that's not true across the board. Does anyone know a bit about this or where I can find out -- generally, which communities stayed put and which were nomadic?
Here is a link to a very informative site on the history and customs of many Eastern Woodland Tribes. Potawatomi will be the first to pop up at you, but keep scrolling. You won't be disappointed.
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