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Waginogan (Waginogans)

"Waginogan" is an Algonquin and Ojibwe word for a type of dome-shaped birchbark house, more commonly known as a "wigwam" (the word for the same type of dwelling in the Abenaki language.) Waginogan is pronounced wah-gih-no-gahn, with hard "g" sounds as in "go." Waginogans were made by bending flexible wooden poles into a rounded frame, then covering the frame with sheets of birchbark and reed mats.

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Here are some links to online information about waginogans:
 Waginogans and wigwams
 A Traditional Ojibway Wigwam

Here are links to our webpages about the Algonquin and Ojibway tribes and languages:

 Algonquin language
 Ojibwe language
 Ojibwe First Nations
 Algonquian Indians
 Canadian Native languages

Here are a few good books about the Anishinabe:
 Voices of the Anishinabe People
 The Algonquins
 Algonquian Spirit

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