Build a Village !!!!
And this past weekend that is what took place in Hatteras Island, NC.
A group of people who love and support the Frisco Native American Museum came together and started in working on the Long house which required multiple metal pipes to be covered in epoxy by hand one clump at a time molded to look like wood. After they dry they are to be stained and will look like wood , but will last longer....than real wood. By the time I and Bob left on Saturday it was beginning to take shape...with the side posts installed and the roof struts put in place. See the pictures below.
Also taking place to help with the Village were people learning to weave cattail mats out of the leaves of cattails. They are first dried after harvest and then to make them malleable to weave are soaked in plain water. It is a basic in and out process that we worked with on Saturday, but was very impressive looking.
I created Three Sisters Porridge for lunch , which is a base of Roasted Butternut Squash, Corn and Lima Beans...with a little modern day seasoning of Garlic. It was delish...
Three Sisters Native American Planting