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By Dan Beard

If we go to the Indians, we find that these native Americans and hereditary campers long ago devised substantial winter lodges which no boreal winds overturn, and which protect the hardy red men from the frost of the severest cold weather. 

Formerly these winter lodges were common along the shores of our northern lakes (Fig. 433), but they are now only to be found away up north in that vast country only frequented by Hudson Bay men, explorers and prospectors.  These log tents are there often built of halved hollow logs arranged like tiles; that is, alternately with the convex side out and its edges fitting into the concave side of the others.  

Fig. 433 is the old form which was a common sight to the missionaries and Indian traders of this country before the reader and writer were born.  The log lodge may be covered with shingles of bark, held in place by the weight of poles laid up on the logs, as in Fig 432, or covered with sods, earth, moss and clay, or both.  Of course the Indians always have campfires; but these log lodges are not provided with a fireplace, such as white men are accustomed to have in their most primitive abodes. 

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