A Beothuk conical wigwam.
After digging a shallow depression in the ground a framework of poles would have
been erected and then covered with sheets of birch bark. Spruce boughs might
have been placed around the perimeter for extra insulation. The excavated earth
would then have been mounded around the outside edge of the wigwam.
Reproduced by permission of the Department of Tourism, Culture
and Recreation - Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Artwork by David