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To experience a tipi is to travel back in time when man had a greater sensitivity to nature and families were bonded to the common goal of survival. Tribal gatherings achieve a new level of authenticity with their own "dwelling place" and youngsters can be introduced to tribal folkways and community activities.

 

 


For centuries, the North American Indian made his home on this continent in a simple dwelling defined by nature and dictated by the elements. The tipi or "dwelling place" was at once a "dwelling place" for man and an artistic statement of form and function.

 

Today the Wikwemikong Tipi Company recreates the plains Indian tipi with the same concern for form and function that has been the legacy of the North American Indian. Like its predecessors, today's tipi is at home with nature, meeting the elements with a simple form that has survived the test of time.


As a functional dwelling, the Wikwemikong Tipi surpasses contemporary tents with its rain-shedding conical design. Sturdy hand-peeled Canadian cedar or balsam poles provide the framework and give shape to the pure white fabric.

Stanley T. Peltier, an Odawa native of Ontario, Canada designed the Wikwemikong Tipi from an original he received from a tribal medicine man nearly a decade ago. Peltier, a teacher of Indian art and folkways, will customize a tipi using original tribal art, hand painted to the customer's preference (personal tribal design, etc.)

81 Yellek Trail, North Bay, Ontario P1B 8G5