Post Reserve Forms
buffalo was no more, so the people could not have tipi’s
made of buffalo hides e.g: A plains Cree Chief Poundmaker's
tipi was made of fourteen buffalo hides. (Tipi still in
Calgary museum, Alberta, Canada).
had to live in one-room log cabins or sod houses like
the white people. This kind of housing was crowded hard
to keep clean because it could not be moved around like
the tipi. There was no housing given to the people they
had to build them themselves. The roof was made of small
logs and covered with sod. The rainy season made them
very leaky and unhealthy.
log cabins had home made tables and beds although most
slept on the floor. Chairs were sometimes made out of
stumps and a lot of people had home made benches. There
was a small heater in the middle of the room and a wood
and coal stove in the corner. When windows broke flour
sacks were used to cover the window. There were trade
pots, pans, knives and guns, There were battery operated
radios. Battered cars were bought off white people when
they had new vehicles.