Nez Perce Tipi
On June 16, 2005 a 150-year-old buffalo hide tipi in the park's collection was photographed. The tipi was probably made in the 1850s and consists of sixteen to twenty buffalo hides, stitched together with sinew.
Assembling the tipi poles.
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Once the poles were set up, the tipi was carefully unfurled.
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Once the tipi was unfurled, both sides of the tipi were attached by pins.
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The tipi was originally much wider, but many years ago, the bottom was trimmed after it had gotten wet.
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