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This book is about the Paiute Indian Tribe.

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Paiute Native


























By: Jerrad Barczyszyn

Paiute tribe members lived in two types of shelters. The first type of dwelling was called a brush shelter. The brush shelter was a temporary shelter used during the summer months.  The Paiute people were considered nomadic, meaning they traveled a great amount of their lives.


Another type of shelter was called a wickiup.  The Paiute people mostly lived in these permanent dwellings during the winter months.  Wickiups are huts that are round in shape.

The brush shelter was made out of sagebrush, willow, branches, leaves and grass (brush).They used those materials to make the brush shelter because when it was hot, the materials that made the house had holes so they can get a breeze to get through.


Wickiups were made out of reeds, branches, brush and grass. They used these materials to make the house because it kept out the freezing cold. The Paiute wickiup houses were sometimes built on a 2 - 3 foot foundation.

Alchin, Linda. "Paiute Tribe."  May 2016


 "Native American Indian Facts"