Earth Lodges of the Mandan, Arikara and Hidatsa

Earth House

Earth Lodges of the Mandan, Arikara and Hidatsa



Apache Wickiup

Apache wickiup

During the late 1800s, certain bands of the Apache Indians of Arizona and New Mexico were able to tie down large numbers of United States and Mexican soldiers while living in the most primitive of dwellings – the wickiup. What is particularly interesting about their huts is that its appearance was probably identical to the



Choctaw Houses

The primitive habitations of the Choctaw who lived on the north shore of Pontchartrain are described as having been of two types, circular and rectangular. The frames were formed of small saplings; the tops and sides were constructed of palmetto thatch.[1] According to the present inhabitants, many of the circular houses were large, affording shelter



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