Architectural History of Indigenous Peoples in Canada
Before the arrival of Europeans, Indigenous peoples in Canada had their own building traditions. Dwellings and structures differed
vastly from nation to nation, depending on their purpose and function. Building traditions also reflected important aspects of Indigenous peoples’ respective cultures, societies, geographies, environments and spiritual beliefs. This article provides an overview of the main types of dwellings and structures used by Indigenous peoples in the
Northwest Coast, Plateau,
Plains and Eastern Woodlands.