- a communal dwelling, especially of the Iroquois and various other North American Indian peoples, consisting of a wooden, bark-covered framework often as much as 100 feet (30.5 meters) in length.
Origin of long house
First recorded in 1615–25
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Examples from the Web for longhouse
This was not the Impossible—the Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Opera House—this was a walk above the LongHouse pond.
The LongHouse gardens were—well, I urge you to go and see for yourself sometime.
They scouted a few other options but the LongHouse Reserve was the one.
A close friend, Ted Hartley, proposed the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton as the venue.
A map of the country of the Longhouse will enable the reader to follow the journeys of the Indian people.Common Science
Carleton W. Washburne
- a long communal dwelling of the Iroquois and other North American Indian peoples. It often served as a council house as well
- a long dwelling found in other parts of the world, such as Borneo