Sod Houses on the Great Plains
by Glen Rounds
The first homesteaders to settle on the Great Plains-in what are now the states of Kansas, Nebraska, and the Dakotas-found good land there, but almost no trees suitable for building log cabins, as they'd done on other frontiers.
Hardcover, 1 page
Published March 1st 1995 by Holiday House
(first published 1995)
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Glen Rounds summarizes, simply and clearly, how the sod house on the Great Plains came to be. With succint and vivid detail, he describes the introduction of sod as a building material, and gives the reader a feel for how it might have felt to live in such a building. This book is illustrated in his whimsical, somewhat abstract style which is sometimes reminiscent of cave drawings. This makes an excellent (and unromantic) complement to Dandelions and could be a precursor to On the Banks of Plum...more