A wigwam is a dome-shaped shelter, covered in bark or hides, built and used by Native Americans. It’s also a really fun word to say out loud.
One type of Native American shelter is the teepee. While a teepee has a pointy top, a wigwam is curved like a dome. A wigwam is made from barks or hides stretched over poles. Wigwam comes from the Algonquian word wikewam for "dwelling.” There are different kinds of wigwams — some are more suited for warm weather, and others are built for winter. Different tribes have different styles of wigwams, but it is consistently a useful shelter.