Native American Tipis Photos

Tipis, teepees, or tepees, the conical skin covered portable dwellings, used by some American Indian cultures, is an icon of the American West. Tipis only became possible after the Spanish introduced the horse. The non-portable conical dwelling in the wigwam.

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Sioux Tipi at Dakota Discovery Museum. Mitchell, SD.Detail of Sioux Tipi at Dakota Discovery Museum. Mitchell, SD.Tipi at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Diorama depicting erection of native tipi at Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Regina, SK.
Sioux Tipi at Dakota Discovery Museum. Mitchell, SD.Detail of Sioux Tipi at Dakota Discovery Museum. Mitchell, SD.Tipi at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD.Diorama depicting erection of native tipi at Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Regina, SK.
Recreation of Shoshone encampment as would have been seen by Lewis & Clark at Museum of Idaho. Idaho Falls, ID.Details of Shoshone encampment items at Museum of Idaho. Idaho Falls, ID.Model of Ojibwa dome-shaped wigwam made of bent saplings & bark at Johnston Farm Museum. Piqua, OH.Model of Micmac or Penobscot conical wigwam at Johnston Farm Museum. Piqua, OH.
Recreation of Shoshone encampment as would have been seen by Lewis & Clark at Museum of Idaho. Idaho Falls, ID.Details of Shoshone encampment items at Museum of Idaho. Idaho Falls, ID.Model of Ojibwa dome-shaped wigwam made of bent saplings & bark at Johnston Farm Museum. Piqua, OH.Model of Micmac or Penobscot conical wigwam at Johnston Farm Museum. Piqua, OH.
Tepee in recreation of 1775 Indian settlement at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Colorado Springs, CO.Wigwam in Indian settlement area at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Colorado Springs, CO.Lakota muslin cloth tipi from the Dakotas at National Museum of the American Indian. Washington, DC.Tepee at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.
Tepee in recreation of 1775 Indian settlement at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Colorado Springs, CO.Wigwam in Indian settlement area at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Colorado Springs, CO.Lakota muslin cloth tipi (c1890-1910) from the Dakotas at National Museum of the American Indian. Washington, DC.Tepee at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.
Plains diorama with teepee & bison at Mayborn Museum. Waco, TX.


Plains diorama with teepee & bison at Mayborn Museum. Waco, TX.



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