Note that the sod lodge (aka sod house, sod hut) was also used by the James Bay Cree. Keewaydin Camp canoe trips came across them in the Rupert River archipelago in 1939 , Eastmain River in 1968 and the Opinaca River in the early 1970s. Heb Evans interviewed builders and published his findings in Beaver magazine in 1971. More photos are in The Keewaydin Way by Brian Back.

This sod lodge, still in use and located on Pine Lake, is a traditional Muskego Cree winter camp. Inside were supplies, guns and tools left for next winter's trapping.

Sketches: Jon Berger

Photos: Tom Terry

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