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What Is the Origin of the Teepee?

August 10, 2018 6:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Some archaeologists believe teepees may have been used as far back as 12,000 years ago. Some archaeological sites have revealed indicators that dwellings made from a number of wooden lodgepoles in Utah existed at that period in history, thanks to the use of carbon dating soil samples in areas that appeared to be remains of ancient villages and campsites. These dwellings may either have been what we now know as teepees, or something that is closer to a “wicklup,” which uses brush and bark for the outer walls versus canvas or hides. At these sites, archaeologists have also discovered stone... View Article

The Coolest Log Cabins from Around the World

July 13, 2018 9:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

You don’t have to be a trained architect to appreciate a cool and unique home when you see one. Though unique houses can be made of all different materials, we tend to think the coolest ones are log cabins! This post will cover some of the top log cabins from across the globe that you’ll want to visit sometime soon, and give you a reason to visit Huberwoods to check out our vast selection of lodgepoles for sale in Utah. Glass Cabin In the hills of West Virginia’s Appalachian Mountains, you’ll find the Glass Cabin. Though this semi-traditional log cabin... View Article

Are There Any Tribes That Did Not Use Teepees?

June 20, 2018 10:43 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In the United States, indigenous Americans are almost always thought of in conjunction with the teepee. It may come as a surprise to some, then, that most American tribes didn’t actually use teepees as their primary means of residence! Some tribes used teepees strictly for ceremonial purposes, while the vast bulk of America’s indigenous peoples didn’t use teepees at all. Teepees are conical wooden frames that were traditionally wrapped with birch bark or animal skins. Today, most teepees are made instead with canvas. Traditionally, only tribes in the Great Plains region used teepees as places of residence. Plains tribes lived... View Article

Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your Lodgepoles in Utah

May 14, 2018 9:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Lodgepoles are a type of lumber harvested from large, slender trees called lodgepole pine. These tall, slender poles are a beautiful material that can be used to make rustic furniture, outdoor structures and landscaping and construction features. Lodgepoles have been used historically for centuries by indigenous people for the construction of lodges, homes and buildings. They have been favored as a reliable building material for their natural beauty and durability, but all lumber eventually needs to be replaced because of wear, aging and damage. However, it can be difficult to know when it’s time for replacement. Thankfully, there are several... View Article