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September 23, 2005

Wigwams are domed shelters

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A favorite of the Algonquin speaking tribes of the northeast was the wigwam.

Wigwam

Wigwams are domed shelters that were a favorite of
the Algonquin speaking tribes of the northeast. The frame of a wigwam
was covered with animal skins or woven mats. Some wigwams were almost
conical in shape like a tipi, while others were more rounded in shape.
All wigwams had a central fire pit and a smoke hole to keep the inside
of the wigwam smoke free. Wigwams, like tipis could be transported
and use over again.

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