TITLE

The Appearance of the Wickiup

AUTHOR(S)
Mitchell, Kevin M.
PUB. DATE
January 2001
SOURCE
Wickiup;2001, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
7696417

 

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