What is wigwams made out of?
"Wigwam" comes from a Natick word wekuwomut, "in his house". It is used in English as the name of a wide range of dwellings built by the eastern woodlands tribes, almost always on a framework of poles covered with sheets of tree bark or woven mats of plant fibre.
Wigwams could be dome-shaped (with the support poles bent over and fixed at their tops), cone-shaped or sometimes with an oval or rectangular ground plan. They were generally quite small.
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What tribe lived in shelters made of wood and fish were an important source of food for their tribe?
Wigwams are made of wooden frames which are covered with woven mats and sheets of birchbark. The frame can be shaped like a dome, like a cone, or like a rectangle with an arched roof. Once the birchbark is in place, ropes or strips of wood are wrapped around the wigwam to hold the bark in place. various hides from different animals
These two types served the purpose of being a permanent home in a community located close to hunting and agricultural tasks. Other similar structures served as sweat lodges and council chambers All the buildings were made young tees bent to shape covered with woven mats of bark and grasses The advantages and purposes were several: the sweat lodges (like a steam bath) were used for treating diseases and injury the council chamber was for the…