Tuesday, December 18, 2007


The portable homes of some Native American tribes: they were traditionally made of animal skins wrapped around poles. According to the traditions, the floor represented the earth, the walls the sky, and the poles the pathways from earth to the world of the spirits. We found this representative tepee in St. Ignace, Michigan, US.


  1. I did not knwo what represented what, so thanks for that!

    My grandma's aunt, the one I posted about here once, when she lived in teh states back in the day she got a handwoven quilt from some native americans. Between two trees they wove it!

  2. Wow! I did not know that. Thanks for sharing it with us. The photo is beautiful!