Quinzee is a shimg_9253elter that you make out of snow that you dig out the center of. Native American tribes made them so that they could keep shelter from the cold.

We are making it with snow and digging the quinzee out. We are making it on the ice so it is easier to get the snow. We shoveled snow into a big pile. It’s huge, about six feet in diameter, volcano made out of snow. It took us about an hour to build the snow up. It is going to sinter (compress) so it doesn’t collapse.

img_9278We then dig it out. We are going to put sticks in the top to see how deep we dig out the top of it. The entrance is going to be away from the wind so the wind doesn’t blow in and make it colder inside the quinzee.


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