Building the Wigwam: The Story of the Piscataway

Get ready to discover the history and culture of the Piscataway, the Native American tribe that lived in the Chesapeake area of present day DC.  Challenge your family to  build the iconic wigwam out of natural materials!

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.