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Pawnee Earth Lodge at The Field Museum Chicago, IL This was so awesome, totally hands on--touching buffalo hide, sitting on the beds.

Pawnee Earth Lodge at The Field Museum Chicago, IL This was so awesome, totally hands on--touching buffalo hide, sitting on the beds.

President Grover Cleveland officially opened the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1 May 1893.  Photo: Museum of Science & Industry via Facebook

President Grover Cleveland officially opened the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1 May 1893. Photo: Museum of Science & Industry via Facebook

A Cappadocian cave dwelling in the town of Ürgüp not far from the famous Göreme Open-Air Museum.

A Cappadocian cave dwelling in the town of Ürgüp not far from the famous Göreme Open-Air Museum.

Tricks of the Trade: Native American Earth Lodge

Tricks of the Trade: Native American Earth Lodge

Smart Home: Green + Wired at Museum of Science & Industry Chicago, IL #Kids #Events

Smart Home: Green + Wired at Museum of Science & Industry Chicago, IL #Kids #Events

A locomotive in the hall of transportation, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

A locomotive in the hall of transportation, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

An earth lodge is a semi-subterranean building covered partially or completely with earth, best known from the Native American cultures of the Great Plains and Eastern Woodlands. Most earth lodges are circular in construction with a dome-like roof, often with a central or slightly-offset smoke hole at the apex of the dome.[1] Earth lodges are well-known from the more-sedentary tribes of the Plains such as the Hidatsa, Mandan, and Arikara, but they have also been identified archaeologically…

An earth lodge is a semi-subterranean building covered partially or completely with earth, best known from the Native American cultures of the Great Plains and Eastern Woodlands. Most earth lodges are circular in construction with a dome-like roof, often with a central or slightly-offset smoke hole at the apex of the dome.[1] Earth lodges are well-known from the more-sedentary tribes of the Plains such as the Hidatsa, Mandan, and Arikara, but they have also been identified archaeologically…

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