The Tipi Exhibit at the Old Courthouse Museum

When:


8:00 AM

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Admission:

Free

Location:

Old Courthouse Museum
200 West 6th Street, Sioux Falls SD

Organized By:

Old Courthouse Museum

With a nomadic lifestyle and survival dependent on buffalo, many Native American tribes relied on the tipi. Tipis provided shelter that were sturdy enough to endure the elements of nature but also easy to transport. The conical structures had a simple design, a frame of slender wood poles, and a protective layer of animal hides. They were carefully engineered to create practical and livable year-round homes that could be altered to accommodate the elements of their habitat. Tipis also became a place for the community to come together for ceremonies and to conduct business.

Old Courthouse Museum

200 West 6th Street, Sioux Falls SD