Mud Housing

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Title: Mud Housing
Creator: Joseph Jean Fauchon
Subject: Houses, Dwellings, Homes
Description: This essay will outline the purpose and uses of traditional mud houses among those Métis who lived a traditional lifestyle on the Prairies.
Publisher: Gabriel Dumont Institute
Date: 1800s, 1900s
Type: Text Document
Format: Text
Language: English
Alternate Title: Maision D'Hiver
Abstract: With the Metis often traveling for most of the spring, summer and fall months hunting the buffalo or freighting, the only need for permanent shelter occurred during the winter months. Maision d’hiver or winter houses arose from this need. These houses were often constructed of logs, straw and mud and were easily repaired when the families returned to settle in for the winter months. These houses were not only quick to construct and repair but were extremely durable as shown by some of these houses still being in existence today.
Date of Copyright: June 2, 2005
Coverage: Saskatchewan, Western Canada
GDI Media Filename: Mud Housing copy.pdf

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