- A general term applied to Indian dwellings, including tepees, wigwams,
grass and earth houses, and wickiups. However, a lodge usually meant
a permanent dwelling such as the earth lodge of the Pawnee, or the grass
lodge of the Omaha.
Many times the term was used to designate
the population of an Indian camp or village, it being said that such and
such a tribe consisted of so many lodges. As it was estimated that
an average of five persons lived in a dwelling, a camp of 100 lodges would
consist of 500 men, women, and children.
within this Site
][ Tepee ][ Wickiup
][ Wigwam ]