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Q: Can you please tell me about
the Mojave's villages and houses,
what they look like and what they
are made of. I am in
fourth grade and I have a
project coming up that I have to do.
A: The Mojave lived in houses which are
sometimes called wickiups. Here is a picture of some wickiups:
wickiups were built by another tribe, the Havasupai,
but the Mojave built similar ones. They didn't have
walls because it was really hot where they lived and
rarely rained. Sometimes they put a lean-to wall on
the side facing the sun so they could rest in the
shade when they day got hot. In colder weather they
would build another kind of house with walls insulated
Today, Mojave people do not live in these old-fashioned houses.
They live in modern houses and apartment buildings just like other
Good luck on your project!
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