What Is the Style of Miwok Shelters?


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Examples of early Miwok shelters include conical bark and dome-shaped brush houses, as well as cabins and houses that borrow from Euro-American architectural styles. Miwok tribes live in houses, apartments and mobile homes, and construct their traditional shelters solely for demonstrations, as of 2015.

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Until the 1920s, the Miwok people built cabins with dirt floors. They usually had a fire pit in the middle with a smoke hole in the roof. The chief's house was larger than the other dwellings in the village, to provide the space the chief needed for hosting groups of people. The Miwok village typically included a sweathouse and a ceremonial roundhouse.

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