What were the charcteristics of the Makah tribes houses?
Some Native American tribes lived in multifamily adobe houses, tipis, longhouses, mat-covered houses, earth lodges, bark/mat-covered wigwams, thatched houses, barrel-shaped longhouses, brush shelters, plank houses, conical shelters, rectangular thatched houses, domed round houses, a-shaped houses, round houses, and etc.
that would depend on which tribe you are referring to....... There are many native American tribes & many different kinds of houses. There were wigwams, longhouses, tipis (teepees), grass houses, wattle and daub houses, chickees, adobe houses, bark houses, earthen houses, plank houses, igloos................... all depends on which tribe/region
There is insufficient information in your question to give a meaningful reply. You need to specify which native American culture - there are many to choose from. Many tribes historically did not live in houses (like the Plains tribes) and have no tradition of "smoking houses". Every tribe was different.