Wigwam and Sweat Lodge

Above left: Lenape wigwam: Above right: Native American sweat lodge, photograph from the archive of Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Many indigenous culures, including Kickapoo, Ojibwa (Chippewa), and Lenape (Delaware) Cultures, tradtional winter house and spiritual sweat lodge, still in use in wide geographic range including Upper Midwest, Eastern Woodlands, Oklahoma, Nacimiento, Mexico, and Eagle Pass, Texas.

Elevation varies.

Materials: wigwam: two layers of wood structure with sandwiched bark and moss; sweat lodge: wood frame covered with skins during sweat ceremony.

Data for CG model:
1.Nabokov, Peter and Easton, Robert, 1989, NATIVE AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE, Oxford University Press, New York and Oxford.

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