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A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SOME INDIAN HOMES.

mode of life of their inhabitants. Massed together and built of adobes of rock laid in mud-mortar, and reared in tiers or terraces of from two to three or more stories high, they admirably fulfill

PSM V41 D825 Terrace houses of the pueblo indians in new mexico.jpg
Fig. 4.—Terrace Houses in the Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico.

the triple purpose of a durable architecture, a communistic plan of living, and as a fortress in the event of an attack from outside marauders.