Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Desoto Natl Monument part 2

 Inside the fort walls.
These photos show how they built the huts from Palmetto Fronds, we have these fronds in our back yard, so who knows maybe hubby will build a hut for his plants




 I don't think they had boards way back then, but that was then and this is now. A few months ago, someone went out to the park at night and burned down the village, it is now almost built to what it was.
Leave it open in summer months and then close it up for the winter. And you will needs TONS of bug spray.

25 comments:

BlueShell said...

What an amazing set of photos...and the details...great!!!
Yes...plants would like it...for sure!!!

have a nice day!

diane b said...

Amazing what you can do with fronds. How awful for someone to burn it down.

DawnTreader said...

Neat details of the construction.
It's a shame that some people still seem not to be much wiser than their ancestors were 500 years ago! (Like burning down those huts, I mean.)

SquirrelQueen said...

It really is interesting to see the details of the construction. I would imagine the fronds were plentiful and the construction would have been relatively fast when the fort was originally built.

That is awful that someone burned down the village. I hope they were caught.

SweetMarie said...

Hubby shoud make you a hut! These are pretty. How awful for someone to burn it down. I don't understand some people. What are people thinking when they do something like that?? Definitely hope they were caught!

Mama-Bug said...

This is pretty cool Sandra! Definitely have to have bug spray.

Val said...

So enjoying this history lesson. Photos are beautiful (as always :)

TexWisGirl said...

sorry they burned it, but i'm assuming it would be easy to do out of that material.

missing moments said...

Great detail! What's wrong with people to burn it down??? Bored kids probably!

Chatty Crone said...

Those pictures were awesome - and I believe it about the bug problem. I would love to keep my door open if it wasn't for those darn bugs. Sandie

Susannah said...

Great group of photos! Interesting details as to how they put these huts together.

Susannah

Remington said...

That is amazing!

Ginny said...

Wow!!!! These two posts are very cool! And your illustrative photos are very good, it looks like even those brackets are made from the fronds along with nails. They are really beautiful, and the shapes are so perfect. Kids would just have a field day here!! Who would burn this place, did they find out? And what would be the motive, if any? Were these people's houses?? It is sad and horrible that much of Christian history is bloody, look at the inquisition, and killing the Indians, and slavery. We say that this is a nation under God, but it is not and never has been!!! We like to think that it is, but all our actions prove otherwise. We can twist the bible around to mean whatever we want it to mean!!

LC said...

Love the header and photos. What compels a person to destroy something? Glad the fort is being recreated.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

As long as hubby doesn't decide to build you a new home out of palm fronds. :)

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

that's such a horrible thing!
can't believe those people burn it down.

terrific shots with great detail.
great effect of the light as well.

betty xx

What Karen Sees said...

Very interesting post. I've spent a few minutes catching up with all your great photography. I miss having time to do this regularly. And I love your header!!!

Ann said...

How sad that someone would burn something like that down. I think your husband should build one in your back yard. That would be rather cool

Kilauea Poetry said...

Burned it down?? That's too bad..
Well it looks like a great way to stay cool and be driven crazy with bugs! I like this tour and photos!
We have a stinging nettle caterpillar, so we're going to have to spray again cause its nasty! Well I will be back, I have to rest) (hugs)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sandra, looks like this is a tedious and time-intensive process and I think you are right that most likely boards were not used way back when for the original huts. What a shame the previous ones were burned, but can imagine lighting fires near these is not a good thing, so much for open flame cooking for dinner!

Catherine said...

Hmmmmm.....I don't think those huts would hold up in a Saskatchewan winter! ;)
xo Catherine

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I enjoyed a look inside the huts, but hated hearing someone was cruel enough to burn them down. Very interesting post, Sandra!

Angela said...

That is sad that someone would burn it down like that! Yes, your husband should built a hut in your backyard! Your pups would love it! But then again if bugs love it not sure if I'd want to bring bugs into the yard.

EG Wow said...

I wonder why someone would have burned down the former village. Interesting but I bet you are correct the originals were not built with boards.

Deb said...

has your hubby built his yet?lol