What Kind of Shelter Did the Natchez Indians Build?

The Natchez Indians lived in homes called longhouses. These shelters were made of wood and covered with mats made of straw, bark or reed. Mud was used to seal the shelter and to keep out the rain.

According to SCIWAY, the Natchez often planted fruit trees near their longhouses to serve as a way to get shade and food. They also planted food like corn, beans and squash. To supplement their vegetables, the Natchez hunted bear, turkey and deer. The tribe also fished, often catching turtles, alligators and frogs. Nuts, herbs and berries were gathered to complete the Natchez diet.