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This is a photograph of a Pottawatomie bark house from around the turn of the twentieth century. Winter residences of the Pottawatomie tended to be dome-shaped and rounded.

Date: Between 1890 and 1919

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This photograph demonstrates that many of the tribes who relocated to Kansas continued to construct houses under traditional patterns. It also counteracts the common understanding that tepees are the only form of Indian dwellings.

KS:7th:1.4:Indian Removal (2005)

Item Number: 23672
Call Number: E99 P8 D9 *2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 23672

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