The Wickiup

Mitchell, Kevin M.
January 2001
Wickiup;2001, p8
Book Chapter
Wickiups were the Great Basin Indian tribes' main type of housing but were used for only part of the year. They could be built quickly and were ideal for the Indians, who did not need permanent homes. A wickiup was usually dome-shaped and had a frame of willow or oak poles covered with grass, brush, or bark. Buffalo hide was used to cover wickiups in winter. The Indians would usually leave them behind when they moved.


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