Photographer's Note

Hello friends. I've missed you! I've been remodelling my house and have had many deadlines and late nights tiling, plastering, and doing trim work. But now it's nearly finished!

This is a tipi, sometimes spelled "teepee." Most Native Americans, however, would call it a "lodge." They are wonderful to sleep in. Perhaps it's because of the circle around you, or the lines of the timbers going up to the top as you see here.

In olden days, the women were the ones who would transport and set up the tipi. They also owned it. In most Native American societies, the women owned the property while the man ran things. This seems pretty fair compared to the European tradition of the man owning AND running everything!

Tipis today are usually made of canvas, but they used to be made of hides, especially buffalo (bison) or elk. If you ever get a chance to stay in one, do it! Native American stuff is very popular all over the world now, especially in Europe.

Thanks for looking! Enjoy!

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Additional Photos by David Sidwell (dsidwell) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2294 W: 168 N: 1911] (9783)
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