What Is the Difference between a Wigwam and a Teepee?


A tipi (also teepee, tepee) is a conical tent originally made of skins and popularized by the American Indians of the Great Plains. Today, they are usually covered in canvas and lived in by American Indian families attending Pow Wows or Encampments, teaching further generations of traditions.A wickiup (or wiki up) is a domed hut-like dwelling used by the semi-nomadic Native American tribes of the arid regions of the west and southwest North America. Wigwam may big a slang term coined in movies for a wiki up.
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The main differences between wigwams and tepees are: Wigwams are dome shaped Native American houses, while Tepees are tent-like American Indian houses. Secondly, Wigwams were used by Algonquian Indians in the woodland areas, while the latter were used by plains tribes. Further, Tepees have a distinctive sharp apex, as compared to wigwams.
The difference between a wigwam and a teepee is that a wigwam is an oval shaped tent covered with bark or hides and was used by Native Americans. A teepee is a cone shaped tent made by Plain Indians using animal skins or birch bark.
A tepee was made from animal hides and was used as a temporary housing during buffalo hunting season. It was used by tribes that lived on the plains. The Lakota and Dakota tribes used them. Wigwams were used by Eastern tribes. The Delaware tribe and Miami tribes used Wigwams. Other housing used were called longhouses. They were used by eastern tribes also.
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