Scouts from Troop 754 build Chumash home
HISTORIC HOME—Above, Chumash Indian Museum curator Graywolf, left, and Andrew Clements of Boy Scout Troop 754 fold reeds over steel bars to form the walls of a Chumash home while working on Christopher Fields’ Eagle Scout project at the museum on Sun., Nov. 18. Christopher’s project was to build a Chumash home, or Ap, 22 feet in diameter and 11 feet high. It took volunteers 600 man hours and five days to complete the project, which is the largest Chumash home at the Thousand Oaks museum. Above right, Andrew negotiates a bundle of reeds. Below, Christopher, 15, and Graywolf discuss what’s needed to finish the Ap.
BRANCHING OUT— Christopher Fields prepares a branch that will be added to the structure.
Photography by MICHAEL COONSAcorn Newspapers
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