Plains Cree Teepee

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Larry Trupp

Winnipeg, Canada

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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.

4952 views/21 faves/2 July 2015

Featured Photography on RB Explore..3 August

Featured in:

Your Country’s Best…23 November 2011

Ethnic Art…29 October 2011

The World As We See It, or As You See It..20 October 2011

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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