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Assiniboine Tipi The conical shelter known as wigwam has been used by the Eastern Woodland Indians for millennia. The wigwam was a pole frame covered with large sheets of birch bark. When tribes such as the Sioux, Arapaho and Cheyenne moved to the Great Plains, they had to adapt their wigwam to a new way of life. Birch bark was not longer available, it was replaced by buffalo hides. Smoke flaps were also added to keep winds from blowing into the tipi. The tipi was a comfortable shelter. It could be taken down quickly, packed onto a travois, and put up again elsewhere in no time.
The traditional tipi is not a true cone, it is tilted, leaning back a little. Its floor plan is shaped much like an egg, longer from back to entrance, shorter from side to side. The location of fireplace is off-center, closer to the door, leaving more useable space at the back of the lodge. There are several known tipi styles, some are based on a 3-pole foundation, others have a 4-pole foundation.
One last comment about the teepee! This is not like any other tents. Fact is, it is more like a sanctuary, a connection to Mother Earth, please treat your tipi accordingly!

Hand Made, Well Made, Strong Made
  • Made of premium 10.10 Oz cotton Marine Duck canvas
  • Factory pre-shrunken
  • Water repellant and mildew-rot resistant
  • Flame retardant (CPAI-84)
  • All stress areas are reinforced
  • Main seams are double sewn
  • Edges are hemmed to keep from fraying
  • Lacing pinholes are reinforced and hand-stitched
  • Strong stake loops are standard features
  • Absolutely no grommets
Our teepee at Muskoka First Nation
Our teepee at Muskoka First Nation, ON
Photo North45 Communications Inc

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A Tipi Has 4 Components.
Choose each one separately to fit your needs

- A tipi cover, it comes in two styles and many sizes
- A liner, like a shorter wall inside the tipi, important but not alway necessary.
- Poles, stakes and pegs
- Artwork!. Not a component per say, but looks so great!

Shared Teepee Happiness
How to Order, Step by Step!

Step 1 - Choose Your Tipi Style
Woodland vs Grassland Tipi
Both teepee styles are based on tripod frames, however the Woodland Teepee has shorter but higher smoke flaps while the smoke flaps of our Grassland Teepee are longer and narrower.
Which One To Choose?
Their names say it well, the Grassland is a good choice for open lands, it is also better for coastal areas.
The Woodland Teepee is better suited for wooded places, the boreal forest, and the tundra.

Canadian Teepee Styles - Copyright Assiniboine Tipis

Woodland Canadian Teepee
Woodland Style
Grassland Canadian Teepee
Grassland Style

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Step 2 - Choose A Tipi Cover
Our tipi cover also comes with its storage bag, a traditional door cover, all needed ropes, a smudge stick, some ribbons to decorate your poles, a CD with step-by-step instructions, and a booklet about Native American Tipis.
Prices are in Canadian Dollar.

Size Sleeps Grassland Tipi Woodland Tipi XL Door*
12’ 1 - 2 Adults $ 1,183.00 $ 1,252.00 NA
14’ 2 - 4 Adults $ 1,374.00 $ 1,454.00 NA
16’ 3 - 5 Adults $ 1,560.00 $ 1,651.00 XL Door
18’ 4 - 7 Adults $ 1,752.00 $ 1,855.00 XL Door
20’ 6 - 9 Adults $ 2,070.00 $ 2,171.00 XL Door
22’ 9 - 11 Adults $ 2,275.00 $ 2,407.00 XL Door
24’ 11 - 13 Adults $ 2,470.00 $ 2,620.00 XL Door

* When Size Matters!
A bigger and wider tipi entrance (door) is optional, add $50.00
XL doors on 16’ and 18’ tipis are 53" high (Regular 46" high).
XL doors on 20’, 22’ and 24’″ tipis are 56 1/2" high (Regular 48").

Free Booklet Free Gift with Tipi Purchase*
The Tipi, Portable Home of the Plains Indians
This saddle-stitched pamphlet provides a description of how different tribes made their now-iconic dwellings, how they used them historically, why they were so important to the culture of the Plains tribes, and how people still use tipis today. Illustrations and photographs in this handy and concise booklet help you understand the refined simplicity of these structures. 16 pages.
*Our welcome gift package also includes our instructional CD, sage for the smudging ceremony, and ribbons for your poles.

Step 3 - Proceed with a liner, click here
Step 4 - Skip the liner, and look for poles, click here
Step 5 - To look at our painted tipis, click here
To visit our Native American Gallery, click here

Assiniboine Tipis is a proud supporter of these Aboriginal associations

Assiniboine Tipis
PO Box 649, Lundar, Manitoba R0C-1Y0
Phone: (204) 762-5523

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