TITLE

Building the Wickiup

AUTHOR(S)
Mitchell, Kevin M.
PUB. DATE
January 2001
SOURCE
Wickiup;2001, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
To build a wickiup, the Indians of the Great Basin would dig a shallow trench 12 feet in diameter in a level and well-drained site. Poles for the frame were made out of wood and planted in a circle. Tough tamarisk saplings were also used for the frame. In the hot seasons, the frame was covered with yucca leaves and grasses. Strips of tree bark were used in the rainy season and buffalo skin in cold weather.
ACCESSION #
7696415

 

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