Native American History

What is wigwams made out of?

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2012-06-06 19:12:15

"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.

See links below for images of various wigwams:

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