Apache wickiup

View of two Native American Apache women outside their cloth covered wickiups in a camp in Arizona. They wear print skirts, blouses and shawls and hold baskets. A basket, pitch covered basket jar, metal coffee pot, cup, can, and a horse show in the camp.

A wigwam, wickiup or wetu is a domed room dwelling formerly used by certain Native American and Canadian First Nations tribes.

The term wickiup is generally used to label these kinds of dwellings in the Southwestern United States and West. Wigwam is usually applied to these structures in the Northeastern United States and Canada. Wetu is the Wampanoag term for a wigwam dwelling. The use of these terms can refer to many distinct types of Native American structures regardless of location or cultural group.

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