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What type of shelter did the Pequot Indian have?



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The Pequot Indians lived in the eastern part of Connecticut. The men were hunters and the women were farmers, so the villages were permanent structures. The most common shelter built by the Pequot Indians was dome-shaped and called a wigwam. The men would collect saplings and place them in the ground in an upright position, then bent and tied together. The women wove mats to cover the underlying structure. They also covered the the wigwam with the bark of trees. A hole was cut in the top to allow the smoke of the campfire to escape. Entrance to the wigwam was made from the skin of an animal hung over an opening. The Indians usually slept upon skins or mats that were laid on the ground or upon planks of wood.