Location: Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
We began this project in the spring and stripped saplings of their bark. We used the bark as ties to hold the entire frame of the wigwam together. The frame of the wigwam dried out over the summer and in the fall, we harvested cattails to weave into one 12 foot long mat. Once the mat was completed, it was molded and cast in latex so that it would be durable and fire retardant.