lodges in the plains Cree had were hutches; domed structures
like the sweat lodge. They also had the teepee, this structure
was small not much higher than the height of a man when
the dog was used for a travois. When the horse arrived
the teepee became larger because the horses could drag
longer poles therefore the lodges became larger. The flooring
was insulated with bulrushes in the plains and spruce
bows in the northern areas. The people moved camp often
not because they liked to, but for hygienic purposes and
not wear down the grass. The horses also needed new grazing.
furnishings were menial, they consisted of back rests,
buffalo and moose robes for bedding and par fleches and
other personal clothing and food stuff.
Space was small the bed pallets were made in a circular
way, The space was no problem because the people mostly
spent time out doors, and the lodge was really for sleeping.
When there was a need for privacy they tied a robe across
the tipi from pole to pole.