Vertical images of an Indian Teepee high up in the Colorado Rocky Mountains with a colorful sunset in the sky. This teepee goes up every year and is always a great part of my summer here in Colorado.
Some teepee facts: Teepees or tipi were originally used by American Indians as a portable shelter that could easily be moved if the tribe needed to relocate. They were built from commonly found materials like animal hides and wooden poles. The canvas of the tepee could be personalized by the inhabitant by painting on a tribal pattern or other design.
The first teepees were used by American Indians in the Great Plains. The name is derived from the Lakota tribe’s word “tipi,” which literally translates to “they dwell
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Fine art landscape scenic images of an western Indian Teepee in the high country of the Colorado Rocky Mountains with a colorful sunset sky. And I am happy to say I was the first to sleep in the teepee and it was very comfortable. Buy a custom print online – Colorado Indian Teepee Sunset .
Teepee or Tipi covers are made by sewing together strips of canvas or tanned bison hide (historically) and cutting out a semicircular shape from the resulting surface. The cover historically used buffalo skins; an optional skin/cloth lining; and a canvas or bison calf skin (historically) door. There may also be an optional, partial interior ceiling, called an ozan in Lakota, that covers sleepers and protects them from rain