Friday, September 25, 2009

Ancient Native Homes

These are the homes the natives used to live in. Some as little as 30 or 40 years ago. They are mostly underground with thatched roofs. They are supported by whale bones and a few pieces of drift wood. They have a hole cut in the center of the roof to let smoke escape. This particular one has one small room just inside and a narrow hall to another room. The other room had collapsed so it is only a hole in the ground now. These homes are a little ways away from the current village. About 30 years ago they moved the entire village to make it easier to bring in electricity and plumbing. They still use some of the old thatch homes to store their game meat.


  1. Wow! Those are really interesting!

  2. Wow! That's amazing! Great photos! Also, you have the most photogenic children on the planet! How did you do that?

  3. Wow...I can't believe that people actually lived in that...can you imagine how it was in the winter?!?!?