Half of our blended family have Native American heritage. A number of our friends do as well.
One family we know come from a Nakota Sioux background. They needed a place to set up a sweat lodge, so we let them set it up "out back"
This sweat lodge is not abandoned or falling apart. The Nakota sweat lodge is covered with blankets, hides, tarps, etc. just before use. At other times, it is open as you see here.