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    What tribes traditionally erect their tipis with a tripod and what tribes use a fourpod?
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  • #2
    Originally posted by WhoMe View Post
    What tribes traditionally erect their tipis with a tripod and what tribes use a fourpod?
    crows use a 4 pole set

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Iowa_Boy View Post
      crows use a 4 pole set
      blackfoot use a four pole set

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      • #4
        Cheyenne use a 3 pole set
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        • #5
          Shoshones - 4 poles - even numbers.
          Arapahoes - 3 poles - odd numbers.
          ...it is what it is...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by wyo_rose View Post
            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?
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            • #7
              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.
              ...it is what it is...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by wyo_rose View Post
                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?
                Last edited by WhoMe; 01-21-2010, 12:52 PM.
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                • #9
                  Hidatsa 4
                  Lakota (and Nakoda probably) 3

                  How big were those tipis, WhoMe?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by wyo_rose View Post
                    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.
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                    • #11
                      Holay!!
                      ...it is what it is...

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