Hun'ge

Hun'ge (HM1D4A)

Location: Sutter Creek, CA 95685 Amador County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 25.434', W 120° 38.614'

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Roundhouse

The semi-subterranean assembly and dance house was the largest structure in the principal village or capital of the tribelet and was owned by the headman.
?????The sacred hun'ge was the community center for dances, meetings, social gatherings, and religious ceremonies; it is analogous to churches and other houses of worship.
?????The construction and care of the roundhouse was guided by ritual and great moral obligation that only a headman or "captain" could bear; therefore, roundhouses were either destroyed or abandoned after the death of their owners.
?????The four large center poles and beams support the roof, and thus are important structurally, but they are also important spiritually.
?????Near the rear wall and between the two rear poles is the foot drum tu'mma. Traditionally, a half section of hollow oak log was placed over a pit and stamped upon by the drummer to set the rhythm for the dancers.
?????In the old days the hun'ge was 40 or 50 feet in diameter with an earth covered roof.
?????The hun'ge here at Chaw'se has the essential features common to traditional roundhouses, and is actively used throughout the year by the Native American community.
?????Please show respect for this spiritual place and do not climb on the roof.
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HM NumberHM1D4A
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 10:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 705705 N 4255479
Decimal Degrees38.42390000, -120.64356667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 25.434', W 120° 38.614'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 25' 26.04" N, 120° 38' 36.84" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14963-15069 Pine Grove Volcano Rd, Sutter Creek CA 95685, US
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