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The St. Lawrence Iroquoians

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Centre d'interpétation du site archéologique Droulers/Tsiionhiakwatha, Huntingdon, Quebec

Longhouse architecture

A longhouse's wall, seen from the inside

For the St. Lawrence Iroquoians, the basic dwelling unit was the longhouse. A rectangular building with rounded corners, it was home to several families and could be as large as 40 metres long by six metres wide, with a height of four to six metres. Longhouses could be extended at either end to accommodate more people if necessary.

Centre d'interpétation du site archéologique Droulers/Tsiionhiakwatha.


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