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WhoMe 01-18-2010 05:41 PM

Tripods and Fourpods
 
What tribes traditionally erect their tipis with a tripod and what tribes use a fourpod?

Iowa_Boy 01-18-2010 05:50 PM

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Originally Posted by WhoMe (Post 1357689)
What tribes traditionally erect their tipis with a tripod and what tribes use a fourpod?

crows use a 4 pole set

Iowa_Boy 01-18-2010 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Iowa_Boy (Post 1357693)
crows use a 4 pole set

blackfoot use a four pole set

wardancer 01-18-2010 08:58 PM

Cheyenne use a 3 pole set

wyo_rose 01-20-2010 10:20 PM

Shoshones - 4 poles - even numbers.
Arapahoes - 3 poles - odd numbers.

WhoMe 01-21-2010 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by wyo_rose (Post 1358029)
Shoshones - 4 poles - even numbers.
Arapahoes - 3 poles - odd numbers.


wyo,

I was wondering about the amount of starting poles the Shoshone use. I'm glad you answered this question.

The reason I wanted to know about the Shoshone is that their relatives, the Comanche also use 4 poles.

I wonder if 4 poled tipis are more sturdy than 3 poled tipis during inclimate weather?

wyo_rose 01-21-2010 12:28 PM

Well...I don't know if they're more sturdy once you get all the poles up. But when erecting it maybe the 4th pole helps a little in a strong wind.

Don't the Omaha's use 4 poles as well?

With the 3 pole, the tips of the poles spiral around in a cool way. That's one way to sometimes tell which kind of tipi without entering.

WhoMe 01-21-2010 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by wyo_rose (Post 1358083)
With the 3 pole, the tips of the poles spiral around in a cool way. That's one way to sometimes tell which kind of tipi without entering.


wyo,

This is true. I have helped set up several tripod tipis by laying the pole behind each tripod, in order, one at at time, to get that spiral look.

In addition to the Omaha, I wonder about other tribe's tipis:

Lakota,
Nakoda,
Nez Perce,
Assiniboine,
Hidatsa,
Cree,
Ponca,
Otoe,
Quapaw?


Anybody?


Incidently, The two biggest tipis I ever saw were in Hobbema, Alberta and Schemitzun. Does anybody have any information about these tipis?

wyo_rose 01-21-2010 05:50 PM

Hidatsa 4
Lakota (and Nakoda probably) 3

How big were those tipis, WhoMe?

WhoMe 01-22-2010 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by wyo_rose (Post 1358164)
How big were those tipis, WhoMe?


wyo,

The tipi at Schemitzun is where the handgame tournament was held. Inside was a center aisle, table, two benches, two rows of chairs, two sets of bleachers, two handgame teams and lots of spectators.

The one in Hobbema was equally as big. I didn't go inside.

wyo_rose 01-23-2010 09:35 PM

Holay!!


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