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Wickiups & Grass Houses
Apache Homes
in Olden Times
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Wickiups were Apache Indian homes.

The Apache bent young trees, creating a U shape. They attached the bent trees together to make an upside-down U-shaped home. The frame of bent young trees was covered with animal skin.

There was one big room in a Wickiup, but each had an entrance added to the front.

The entrance area was designed with a very low roof, so you had to bend over to enter a Wickiup. Once inside, you could stand up straight.

There was not a lot of room inside a Wickiup for a family, which is one of the reasons Apache families had little to no furniture in olden times. The lack of furniture also allowed them to move quickly, leaving little to no evidence behind of their presence in an area.

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