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Huron Indian Homes

The Huron Indians lived in a home called The Longhouse. Longhouses were often made 15 to 20 ft wide and 150 ft long. The natives called longhouses gananchia. In a longhouse they would have 2 fire pits, low bunks and high bunks, a little storage room at the back where they put wood and 2 little openings at the top of the roof so that when they had fires the smoke would go away. They used the lower bunks for sleeping on and the higher bunks for storing different things. Most Huronís lived in their home for 10 to 15 years and then they would make a new one somewhere else where the ground was moist. The biggest longhouse ever was found in New York at the year 1410 it was measured 125 M.



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