- The house of the indian tribes of the Algonquian family. The term
was borrowed by the white man from the Abnaki Indian word wigwam
and applied by him to dwellings of most of the eastern Indians.
The wigwam was built either as a circular,
dome shaped house or as a long arbor like structure. a framework
was made of saplings or small poles stuck into the ground and bent inward,
their tops being lashed together. This frame was covered with bark
In moving, the Indians carried only the
bark or mat covering and cut new frame poles where they made camp.
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