Circa late 1800s
We happen to know a guy, Jeff Gottlieb, through a primitive skills gathering we sometimes attend who makes wigwams using all original methods and technology. Googling his name, I knew I'd be led to good information.
Woody saw the holes in the top and started talking about that being a way to make sure the smoke could escape and the buildings didn't burn down and the people didn't breathe too much smoke. I can't be sure if he was thinking of the dozen or so times that we went to the Apalachee Council House at the Mission San Luis while we lived in Tallahassee, and he had moved on already to playing settlers and Indians by the time that the connection came to my mind. But it was a nice series of moments of excitement in learning, making connections, and exploring new subjects together.