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Tipis: The original mobile homes

This collection of Whitney Western Art Museum works all feature tipis, nomadic housing for Plains Indians. Tipis are some of the most practical shelters ever designed—easy to erect and take down, and resistant to wind and rain. In summer, the sides of the tipi can be rolled up for air circulation; in winter, a tipi liner keeps out cold air while a fire and animal hides on the floor keep the interior warm and comfortable. Adjustable smoke flaps help regulate draft. Copy and paste these links in your browser to learn more about tipis: 1) from Plains Indian Museum Curatorial Assistant Hunter Old Elk: https://centerofthewest.org/2017/10/19/inside-the-lodge. 2) We also have a lesson from the Education Department about making a tipi: https://centerofthewest.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Make-a-Plains-Indian-Tipi-Skype-Lesson.pdf. 3) Lastly, learn about the Center's extraordinary buffalo hide tipi on display in the PIM's Seasons of Life exhibit: https://centerofthewest.org/2014/05/24/treasures-buffalo-hide-lodge.

A Buffalo Bill Center of the West Virtual Exhibit
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Sharp, Joseph Henry | Painti...
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De Yong, Joe | Painting | wa...
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The Blue Tepee
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Shadows in the Ni...
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The Summer Camp
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Dividing The Chie...
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Remington, Frederic | Painti...
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Borein, Edward | Print | dry...
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Indian Women Movi...
Russell, Charles M. | Painti...
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Days of Long Ago
Farny, Henry | Painting | oi...
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Little Star People
Gilleon, R. Tom | Painting |...
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Building the Fire
Miller, Alfred Jacob | Paint...
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Indian Mother and...
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Indian Encampment
Miller, Alfred Jacob | Paint...
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Indian Village
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Henckel, Carl (Charles) | Dr...
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Eau Sucre River
Miller, Alfred Jacob | Paint...
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