Saturday, November 22, 2008


Alaskan Natives use to live in little houses called Qasgis (underground houses).These Qasgis where build as quick as one day everyone in the village helped build them. All the men lived in the biggest one out of all them and women slept in their own Qasgi. Qasgis were mainly built of things around them including drift wood, soil for insulation, and tundra sod to cover it. Qasgis were used for every event that was held in the Villages such as dances, feasts, and where meeting were held. Boys moved out of there mothers homes around the age of five and moved into the men's Qasgi. Where they were taught everything about how to survive, listen to the elders, and how to make tools.

No comments: