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Wickiup Shelter

 

A wickiup or wigwam is a domed, cone-shaped shelter covered with some sort of roofing materials. These roofing materials can include brush, bark, boughs, grass, hides, tarps, etc. The structures are formed with a frame of flexible poles, or saplings (about 5 or 6) that are driven into the ground in a half-oval or semi-circular form, bending over those opposite each other and twisting (binding) their tops together. The curved surface of this shelter make it ideal for all kinds of conditions.

wickiup shelter photo

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