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Yuchi (Tsoyaha) Indigenous People May 24 at 6:41pm ·
#452 Yuchi Cultural Footprint –
Yuchi Houses --
While housing evolved with time, the classic Yuchi house during Mississippian times was a semisubterranean wall-trench structure (Pit House), which was unique to the Yuchi. A pit was dug about 18 inches deep and the size of the house. The houses were generally square, but with rounded corners (see pictures). Sapling trees were placed in a trench at the edge of the pit and lashed together with a horizontal pair of saplings running along the bottom of the wall. The saplings were then bent over at the top and lashed to the saplings of the opposing wall. The sapling superstructure was then covered in woven cane mats. The mats were then plastered over with clay and the walls were backfilled with the earth from the pit, giving the appearance of a low mound. There was a fire pit at the center and beds around the outside. A small portico tunnel formed the door. Summer houses were similar, but without the plastering and backfill. The summer and winter houses sat next to one-another. Burial of the dead was often around the houses, with infants often buried in the house floor.