Wickiups were Apache
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 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.
in Olden Times