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Wigwam - 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 or mats.

In moving, the Indians carried only the bark or mat covering and cut new frame poles where they made camp.

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