A Plankhouse Past Additional Information

Recommended Web sites:

The Cathlapotle Plankhouse Project has a Web site at www.plankhouse.org/ . An article about the dedication of the building can be found at www.grandronde.org/PR/past_articles/2005/0415/plankhouse.htm (Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde).

Sohn, Emily. 2005. Board rooms. Smithsonian Magazine (July):30-33. Available at www.smithsonianmag.si.edu/smithsonian/issues05/jul05/digs.html.

To learn more about the lower Columbia River and places that the Lewis and Clark expedition visited, see www.gcs-research.net/usfws/Columbia_content.html (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service).

Information about the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge is available at www.fws.gov/pacific/ridgefieldrefuges/RNWRHome.htm and www.fws.gov/pacific/ridgefieldrefuges/adventure/kids.htm (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service).

Information on archaeology at Cathlapotle can be found at pacific.fws.gov/crm/CRstatepgs/Washington/Cathlapotle.htm (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service).

You can find out more about Chinookan plankhouses at web.pdx.edu/~b5cs/virtualmeier/house.html (Portland State University).

To learn more about the explorers, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, go to www.lewis-clark.org/ (VIAs) and www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/(PBS).

The journals of the Lewis and Clark expedition can be found at lewisandclarkjournals.unl.edu/(University of Nebraska).

Books recommended by SearchIt!Science:

[book] The Houses— Raymond Bial

Published by Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish, 2002.

Some early European colonists built houses like the ones they lived in back home. Others learned how to build a variety of houses from Native American peoples. They constructed log cabins, dugouts, and soddies that provided the protection and comfort they needed. What types of houses did people build in different parts of the country? How did individuals in communities work together to build homes? This title in the “Building America” series features colorful photographs and illustrations of different types of early American housing.

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archaeology The scientific study of past human life and culture. Archaeology includes the study of ancient cities and the tools, clothing, and pottery that people made and used.

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