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Sioux Teepees, Fort Yates c1890 by Frank Fiske

Traditional Native American Dwellings Part 1

There are many, many long-held stereotypes when it comes to the American Indians, greatly influenced by Hollywood in the 20th Century. One of these stereotypes is that all Native Americans traditionally lived in teepees. While it is true that some tribes did indeed live in teepees, there were many, many other types of traditional Native American dwelling.

How the American Indians lived in the past was dependent on their location and their tribal nations. Continue reading