Anishinaabe Arcs

Native Americans who live in the Great Lakes region speak a family of languages called Anishinaabe. Many of their structures were built with arcs. These include practical dwellings such as the wiigwaam and the long house, and religious architecture such as the sweat lodge and the mide lodge. On this website you can create simulations of traditional arc-based architecture, develop new designs of your own invention, and learn how to turn them all into physical models.