Where did the people sleep?
The Huron slept on platforms made from the same trees as the house. You can see examples of sleeping platforms in the pictures of the model. Compartments or dividers were put up so each family’s sleeping and living quarters were more private. Fur, hides, reed mats and sheets of bark were all materials that were used to cover the platforms to make them more comfortable and warm. Haida people also slept on platforms made from cedar planks and, like the Huron, there were compartments for each family’s living space. Haida also covered these platforms with fur and hides to make them more comfortable and warm during the winter months. The Inuit slept on shelves made of hard packed snow. Fur and hides were laid on top of them so they would not be so cold and hard. How many fires were there? Haida houses generally had one central fire in the floor of the house. The bottom floor was where all the cooking and the social events, like playing games, happened. The others levels were used more for a