Sleeping Out Part I (Book Four, Card 4)

Historically, Indians blankets crafted of woven plant fibers, animal hides, and fur, and later, hand-woven wool or cotton fabric. Wood bedsteads were utilized by several Native American cultures. Each house (or “yehakin”) accommodated anywhere from six to a dozen individuals, who slept on wooden bedsteads hanging on the walls. Beds were made of woven mats and animal skins, with pillows made of rolled mats.