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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.