I have thought up a a backstory for a native american character in my story, but my knowledge of the reservation is very limited. All I know about them is that they are apparently a rough place to live and that it's pretty much just drinking, hunting, dirtbikes and all of the like. But I also am trying to figure out the architecture... Is it like a large neighborhood with each house separated by dense forest or grassland or is there a trailer park as well? I've only heard it be sparingly spoken of among people I've met in college, but their testimony seemed shaky. It seemed more like one of my contacts was trying to exaggerate how rough the reservation is to come off as tough according to another contact whom is well affiliated with the people on the reservation. Does any of this prove true? I was thinking of treating it as it's own 'town' of sorts with a casino, trailer park, restaurant, houses and culture based on this information. Also, if possible... some information on "longhouse" would be helpful. I am of the Northeast, but I would like to know if reservations of the Midwest and West have any defining differences that offer up more life or accuracy in order to flesh out this special place.