Wickiups and Grass Houses Apache Homes

Published on July 13, 2012 by Amy

Love this article and want to save it to read again later? Add it to your favourites! To find all your favourite posts, check out My Favourites on the menu bar.

Grass house called wickiups
Grass house called wickiups

Wickiups were Apache Indian homes.

dna testing, dna ancestry testing, ancestry, genealogy, indian genealogy records, paternity testing, turquoise jewelry, native american jewelry

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.

Source: nativeamericans

NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged
Based on the collective work of NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com, © 2015 Native American Encyclopedia.
Cite This Source | Link To Wickiups and Grass Houses Apache Homes
Add these citations to your bibliography. Select the text below and then copy and paste it into your document.

American Psychological Association (APA):

Wickiups and Grass Houses Apache Homes NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Retrieved May 24, 2015, from NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com website: http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/wickiups-and-grass-houses-apache-homes/

Chicago Manual Style (CMS):

Wickiups and Grass Houses Apache Homes NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com. NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Native American Encyclopedia http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/wickiups-and-grass-houses-apache-homes/ (accessed: May 24, 2015).

Modern Language Association (MLA):

"Wickiups and Grass Houses Apache Homes" NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Native American Encyclopedia 24 May. 2015. <NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/wickiups-and-grass-houses-apache-homes/>.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE):

NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com, "Wickiups and Grass Houses Apache Homes" in NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Source location: Native American Encyclopedia http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/wickiups-and-grass-houses-apache-homes/. Available: http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com. Accessed: May 24, 2015.

BibTeX Bibliography Style (BibTeX)

@ article {NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com2015,
    title = {NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged},
    month = May,
    day = 24,
    year = 2015,
    url = {http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/wickiups-and-grass-houses-apache-homes/},
You might also like:

Tags:  , , , , ,

Facebook Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Latest Articles
Did You Know?

Did you know that a far greater percentage of Indian people per capita serve in the United States Military than any other race or ethnic group?

In the Spotlight
Most Favourited Posts
Photo Galleries
Native American Tribe AtsinaNative American Tribe MakahNative American Musicians IIOttawa