The Appearance of the Wickiup

Mitchell, Kevin M.
January 2001
Wickiup;2001, p16
Book Chapter
Since the Indians of the Great Basin used wickiups only as temporary homes, they did not decorate them. Gathering food, hunting, and raising families were more important to them. The winter covering of buffalo or deer hide was the only part of the wickiup they carried with them. Sometimes, though, they did paint the hide covers. They took great pride in their basket-weaving and built their houses and boats like baskets.


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