How to Build a Tipi
A tipi (also commonly spelled “teepee”) is the ingenious shelter traditionally used by indigenous people of the North American Great Plains and Canadian Prairies. Native Americans made the tall, conical shelters from animal skins stitched together then draped over very long lodge poles, set vertically, leaning to a central point. A tipi has a smoke hole at the top, so that campfires can burn inside, and an animal-skin flap opening. Although many non-native people have associated the tipi…
Shoshone Dancer - Color 2 | Teton Images
Traditional Shoshone dancer photographed in Wyoming in full costume. Golden eagle feathers embellish the dance gear, bustle and headdress against stone cliffs and rolling hills.
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Kiowa | people
Kiowa, North American Indians of Kiowa-Tanoan linguistic stock who are believed to have migrated from what is now southwestern Montana into the southern Great Plains in the 18th century. Numbering some 3,000 at the time, they were accompanied on the migration by Kiowa Apache, a small southern