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Sod house drawing
Sod house drawing
TitleSod house drawing
Date of Originalbetween 1990 and 2008
DescriptionThis diagram demonstrates how a pit house with sod walls was built and then slowly returned to the earth after it was abandoned.
Ordering Information
General SubjectIndians of North America
Subject (LCTGM)Dwellings
Sod buildings
Subject (LCSH)Indians of North America - Antiquities & archaeological sites
Indians of North America - Dwellings
Indians of North America - Structures
NotesTitle created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota History textbook materials
Biography/HistoryMenoken Village was a small community consisting of approximately 30 oval-shaped, earth-covered houses and a prominent fortification system. Once thought to have been a Mandan Village occupied at the time of early contact with Euroamericans, Menoken Village has recently been radiocarbon dated to around AD 1200. Archaeological studies indicate that this settlement was built and used by Late Plains Woodland peoples, who were primarily hunters and gatherers rather than farming people. The community may have consisted of 200 individuals.
External Resource
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Archaeology and Historic Preservation Division Collection
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
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