Google Ngram Search for the Frequency of the Words "Log Cabin" in English Language Books
The Indian word "Wigwam" was learned by the earliest settlers to America and entered English literature in the 1630s.
Log cabin architecture was unknown in the British Isles. It was introduced to Virginia by German imigrants to the Shenandoah Valley in the 1740's. The log cabin became the preferred frontier architecture by the forth quarter of the eighteenth century and then entered English literature.
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