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the Wigwam motel is fun to photograph. I still haven't figured out the
difference between a tee-pee and a wigwam. My brother Steve has a Ph.D.
in this and even he doesn't know.
A fan sent me the explanation:
Etymology: Dakota thípi, from thi- to dwell
: a conical tent usually consisting of skins and used especially by
American Indians of the Plains
Etymology: Eastern Abenaki wìk&wam house
: a hut of the American Indians of the Great Lakes region and eastward
having typically an arched framework of poles overlaid with bark, rush
mats, or hides; also : a rough hut
and thus, the
wigwam motel is really TEE PEES!!!!