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

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