Waterloo Village was the last place we visited, on the way
back to Newark airport, and one of the attractions there was a
reconstructed NA Indian village.. The first picture
shows a 'starter' hut made from squares of tree bark supported
on, and held in place by, branches and saplings. As the family
expands it can be extended to make a long house, as
shown in the second picture.
The middle row of pictures show some of the other things that interested me. First is a log canoe under construction, you can see where they have been hollowing it out. Second picture depicts the 'Woodland Spirit' with its black and red parti-colored face, while the third shows skins hung up to cure.
|There were many, many other things at waterloo Village as well. the first image shows a broom museum/workshop. It wasn't open, but glancing through the window you could see a number of different styles of broom, all partly made - it could have been a fairly interesting exhibition. Next is a Ground Hog - I always wondered what one of these looked like - now I know its a rabbit sized hamster. It was also the location of a canal routing village, and had an inclined plane as well as a number of locks. the inclined plane was just a set of tracks for hauling the barge over a hill that was in the way. The bottom picture shows a brief diagram of the inclined plane, with its old location as a back ground. they actually made the barges in two parts and joined/hinged them together to make it safer to use the inclined plane. Other exhibitions here included a saw mill, blacksmiths, canals museum, rag carpet making and a variety of houses. Well worth a visit if you pass this way.