WIGWAM


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The Fuegian wigwam resembles, in size and dimensions, a haycock.
As soon as the blubber was brought into a wigwam, an old man cut off thin slices, and muttering over them, broiled them for a minute, and distributed them to the famished party, who during this time preserved a profound silence.
After having been detained six days in Wigwam Cove by very bad weather, we put to sea on the 30th of December.
An average house in this neighborhood costs perhaps eight hundred dollars, and to lay up this sum will take from ten to fifteen years of the laborer's life, even if he is not encumbered with a family -- estimating the pecuniary value of every man's labor at one dollar a day, for if some receive more, others receive less; -- so that he must have spent more than half his life commonly before his wigwam will be earned.
The mason who finishes the cornice of the palace returns at night perchance to a hut not so good as a wigwam.
I have often lodged in their wigwams, and found them as warm as the best English houses.
In the savage state every family owns a shelter as good as the best, and sufficient for its coarser and simpler wants; but I think that I speak within bounds when I say that, though the birds of the air have their nests, and the foxes their holes, and the savages their wigwams, in modern civilized society not more than one half the families own a shelter.
And while the snow lay thick upon the ground, they tended him and cherished him; but when the earth showed green again, the heart of the young man stirred within him, and he longed to see the wigwams of the village where his father's youth was spent.
and so saying, taking out his spectacles, he rubbed them with his great yellow bandana handkerchief, and putting them on very carefully, came out of the wigwam, and leaning stiffly over the bulwarks, took a good long look at Queequeg.
We stayed in the wigwam and let the raft take care of itself.
Did he not pretend to go back to his tribe, who had treated him ill, and driven him from their wigwams like a dog?
Many hundreds of the hostile Indians were slain or burned in their wigwams.