At Rapid City Public Library Downtown
Tipi is the Lakota word for dwelling. Because the tipi was easy to deconstruct, pack up & transport, it proved an invaluable part of the lifestyle of Great Plains tribes, especially as they moved across the land in pursuit of the buffalo.
The tipi provided shelter against wind, rain, sun & cold, while still remaining temporary & moveable without altering the landscape.
Tipi on loan from Central States Fairgrounds.