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Lodge - 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.

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