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Captured at FortWhyteAlive our Nature Center on the southwest edge of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Canon XTi, w 55-255mm Zoom Lens, AV 5.6, Shutter speed 1/200, ISO 200.

187 views/21 faves/22 November 2011

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The Story

This is a typical shelter that the Plains Cree used on the prairies years ago. They were able to assemble it in a day, as they used to follow the bison herds on the prairies. Much of their food, shelter, clothing and tools all came from the Bison. So when the herd moved, so did they.

Many of their daily rituals revolved around nature. For example; The Tipi was made using 13 poles. The 13 poles in the tipi represents the 13 full moons we have in a given year….When you enter a tipi you go to the left and circle around in a clockwise direction. This represents the way of the sun…The door of the tipi always faces East, to meet the rising sun.

The Plains Cree relied on the land to survive. It was sacred and they recognized that every living thing was of importance. Plus they only used what they needed. Things never went to waste. A good lesson we SHOULD all be following today.

I serve as an interpreter at the Center, and this is part of the written teachings, as we take the children through their many nature programs.

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teepee, canada, cree, manitoba, plains, autumn, fall, umpa1, poles, landscape, tipi, larry trupp, scenic, image featured

A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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Comments

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunteralmost 3 years ago

    Great capture Larry!

  • Good Evening Istvan
    Thanks for taking the time to view this image
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW…Much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynalmost 3 years ago

    very very wonderful!!!

  • Good Evening Guedalyn
    Thanks for taking the time to view this image

    – Larry Trupp

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot Larry with great colours in the tree leaves.

  • Good Evening Gary
    Thanks for taking the time to view this image
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW…Much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • dabadac
    dabadacalmost 3 years ago

    kudos…i♥it

  • Good Evening Barbara
    Thanks for taking the time to view this image
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW…Much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...almost 3 years ago

    Larry this is such a wonderful capture! Terrific colors and perfect composition. A very interesting read for me as well. Thank you1 A fave :>)) Leslie

  • Good Evening Leslie
    Thanks for taking the time to view this image
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW…Much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombalmost 3 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture Larry – really a nice one

  • Good Evening Loree
    Thanks for taking the time to view this image…Much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardalmost 3 years ago

    How interesting. Nice capture as well.

  • Good Evening Sheryl
    Thanks for taking the time to view this image
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW…Much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinalmost 3 years ago

  • Thanks for acceptance Greta

    – Larry Trupp

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsalmost 3 years ago

    Great tipi! Sa!

  • Good EveningPamela
    Thanks for taking the time to view this image
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW…Much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • Walter Colvin
    Walter Colvinalmost 3 years ago

    Great shot Larry.

  • Good Evening Walter
    Thanks for taking the time to view this image
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW…Much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

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