Monday, July 16, 2007

Longhouse built as living artifact
In the spot believed to have been London's first village, First Nations artisans are reconstructing a new longhouse.

Traditional longhouses -- long, narrow, bark-covered lodges -- housed extended Iroquois families until the 1800s.

"To build a longhouse like this might have taken a man his lifetime," said Larry (Shabogesic) McLeod, a North Bay craftsman leading the project for the Museum of Ontario Archaeology.