Oneida Nation Museum: Kanúhses

© Photographed June 24, 2016
Erected by Oneida Nation Museum
Hobart, Brown County, Wisconsin
44.444551, -88.229191
44°26'40.4"N 88°13'45.1"W

The On^yoteʔa·ka [Oneida] lived in structures called Longhouses. Longhouses were traditionally made of young saplings and covered with layers of bark, mud, and moss for insulation. Bark lashed together or animal skins and hides were used to cover the door openings.

The temperature inside a longhouse was about 65-70 degrees even in the winter.

Inside the longhouse, benches were used as beds. A reed or cornhusk mat was laid down to make it more comfortable. Various animal skins were used as blankets. Poles marked off compartments. What we would consider a family today (mother, father, children) would live in each compartment. Another family would live on the other side and both would share a common area and cooking fire. Smoke holes in the ceiling would indicate how many families lived in each longhouse. The structure would last for about twenty years before being rebuilt. The village would stay at a side for about 40-50 years.
The Oneida Nation Museum is located on westbound County Road EE, about a half mile west of its intersection with County Road E, at or near W892 County Road EE, Hobart, Wisconsin 54115.

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Oneida Tribe of Indians Wisconsin

Wikipedia: Longhouses of the Indigenous peoples of North America

Click here to view all markers at the Oneida Nation Museum.

 The smell inside of warm bark is so nice!

Includes a look inside the Oneida Nation Museum.

This sweet bear greets visitors at the entrance to the Museum
(with the longhouse visible in the background).

 View of the Kanúhse (longhouse) from County Road EE.

The marker is located at the Oneida Nation Museum in Hobart, Wisconsin.

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