What Did the Cherokee Indians Use for Shelter?
The houses of Cherokee Indians were made using plaster and river cane, and they had thatched roofs. During the winter season, the Cherokee lived in smaller houses built with mud and clay to stay warmer.
Many Plains Indians in lived in tipis that allowed them to move easily when hunting. The Cherokee Indians had villages that consisted of 30 to 60 houses. Their summer houses took the shape of a rectangle or square. The outside was covered with wood or bark. In the late 1700s, many Cherokee Indians started living in European houses, including wooden houses and log cabins. Today, they live in modern homes just like anyone else.