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    How to Make an American Indian Model Tepee

    The tepee, also known as a tipi or teepee, was the traditional housing of nomadic American Indian tribes who followed buffalo herds. Its cone-shaped construction has symbolic meaning as well as functionality, according to Linda Different-Cloud at the Big Sky Institute of Montana State University. When Native Americans congregated in a tepee, every person was seen as equal as there were no corners to hide in.

    Source nativeamericanencyclopedia.com

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