Red Plume - Sihasapa - 1851

Record Portrait (Front) of Wi-Ya-Ka-Sha (Red Plume) in Native Dress with Headdress and Holding Pipe and Bag 1869

The word "teepee" comes from the Lakota language, and translates both as "they dwell" and "house." Upon first encountering these dwellings, Spanish explorer Don Juan de Onate proclaimed that they were 'built as skillfully as any house in Italy.' And although they may not be a common sight in the 21st century, their elegant design continues to impress.

Information & Facts on Teepees

2165 best images about Native American

2165 best images about Native American

Lakota Ghost Dancer

Lakota Ghost Dancer Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Suzanne Painter

Indian chiefs - 1. Standing Bull, 2. Bear Who Looks Back Running [Stands and Looks Back], 3. Has the Big White Horse, 4. White Tail, 5. Liver [or Living] Bear, 6. Little Thunder, 7. Bull Dog, 8. High Hawk, 9. Lame, 10. Eagle Pipe

Indian chiefs who counciled with Gen. Miles and setteled [sic] the Indian War -- Standing Bull, Bear Who Looks Back Running [Stands and Looks Back] Has the Big White Horse White Tail [or Living] Bear Little Thunder Bull Dog High Hawk Lame Eagle Pipe

Ollokot (aka Little Frog) Chief Joseph's younger brother.

Ollokot (aka Alikut, aka Little Frog) the younger brother of Chief Joseph - Nez Perce - 1877 - till death

Two Bears - Yanktonai / Sioux (Nakota)

Two Bears (Mato Nopa) was one of the prominent chiefs of the Upper Yanktonais. The Yanktonais hunting territory ranged from the eastern Dakota Territory to the Missouri River.