A Native-American Longhouse in Nantes
Inspired by the Duwamish and other Coast Salish peoples who first settled the area now called Seattle, we will present a garden reminiscent of a Native-American dwelling site. Seattle is cradled between the inland sea of the Puget Sound and glacier-covered mountains. Native longhouses were sited on the edge of the temperate rainforest, always facing the water. Longhouses were more than dwellings; during winter ceremonies they were transformed from secular to religious structures, hosting all kinds of community gatherings to celebrate and commemorate life’s transitions. Our first peoples are still here forming a vibrant part of the contemporary diversity of the Seattle community.
Seattle's display will be in plot 9 in the Spirituality Hall
Ambiance of the Spirituality Hall