What Did the Houses of the Pomo Indians Look Like?


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The Pomo Indians built Wikiups wherever they ended up staying. However, they did tend to be nomadic for the most part.

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The Pomo Indians created temporary houses when they decided to rest somewhere for awhile. These houses were in the form of elliptical shelters, which were built from materials they found in the nearby countryside. The house-building materials included brushes, redwood branches and mud. They built rough frames from the branches and other vegetation and plastered mud over the top. The mud provided some insulation from the cold and wind.

The Pomo Indians were normally migratory, regularly moving from place to place. They lived along the Pacific coast between Duncans Point and Cleone in Northern California.

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