Some of this information
is now available in a current
Cree Tipis publication
1. Pictures & background on
hundreds of tipi designs
2. A study of historic Cree tipis from 1650 to today
3. Camp protocols
4. Tipi etiquitte
We also have available a slide presentation:
Pictorial step-by-step tipi raising process from
Lac La Biche (Cree) 1979
for more details.
By the way, that's our family
lodge in the background, the "Yellow Wolf Lodge".
The design has been in the family for over 140 years
and was first pictured in the 1920's in the Nakoda
branch of our ancestry at Morley, Alberta, part of the
ASINI WACHI WI INEWAK/YE XA YA BINE (Mountain People)
of the Nehiyaw-Pwat (Cree-Nakoda) Nation. The lady is
my deceased wife Irene and daughter Jennifer in front
taken at Enoch Reserve in 1980 making dried meat.