Prairie Red Lodge Totem by Kira Fercho
The Apsáalooke refer to the tipi as ashe, meaning “home” or ashtáale, meaning “real home”. Women were tasked with the construction and assembly of tipis. Crow tipis were originally made up of approximately twelve tanned hides. Wood from the tall and slender Pinus contorta, or Lodgepole Pine, was preferred for tipi poles because of its resilience to weather and rot. Traditionally, the Crow tipi is white. This one is a “Red Lodge”.
- 6 foot tall x 10 inches
- 4-sided free standing totem