Native American Art and Architecture <>

Map of Native American building types (late prehistoric and contact)
Cahokia, Ill. (Near East St. Louis), Mississippian mound building culture, 1100-1350 A.D.
Iroquois longhouse site, Howlett Hill, south of Syracuse, New York; 14th century, 334x23 feet
League of 5 Nations diagram
Pomeiooc, Carolinas (Algonquian), drawing by John White, 1585
Secota, Carolinas (Algonquian), engraving by Theodore de Bry after White, 1607
Tipi, Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, Dakotas, c. 1900
Great Basin fiber houses, Paiute, Kaibab Plateau, Southwestern Utah, c. 1873
Taos Pueblo, NM, 16th century with successive rebuilding
San Felipe Pueblo, NM, 17th century with successive rebuilding
Navajo Hogan, corbeled-log wall, c. 1900
Diagram, Culture Groups of the Northwest Coast
Kwakwaka’wakw Family house, Alert Bay, early 20th century
Kwakwaka’wakw, Gwayasdum, Gilford Island
Kwakwaka’wakw House frame, Memquimlees village, Vancouver Island, c. 1917
Kwakwaka’wakw red cedar house posts, 2-headed serpent, c. 1906
Bill Reid, Raven and the First Men, cedar, 1980, Museum of Anthropology, University of British  Columbia (UBC)
Raven and the First Men, detail
Bentwood box, cedar and opercula, Coast Tsimshian (Canada), precontact?, UBC
Frontlet, wood, Heiltsuk (Bella Bella) (Canada), c. 1860, UBC
Mask, wood, Nuxalk (Bella Coola) (Canada), UBC
Spindle whorl, wood, Coast Salish (Canada), late 19th century, UBC
Wool and cedar bark blanket, Haida (Canada), before 1876, UBC
Argillite Panel, Haida (Canada), c. 1890, UBC
Wool button blanket, Kwakwaka’wakw (Canada), UBC
Woven basket, Salish (Canada), pre-1916, UBC
Swamp grass basket, West Coast (Canada), n.d., UBC