Lakota Sioux Tepees
the Lakota Sioux used tepees as dwellings. Their tepees were made out of buffalo hide. The men had to collect the hide. They also had to collect the poles. the poles they used were about 15 ft. long. The poles could be extremely diffucult to find. You could trade for poles, a good trade would probably be 5 poles for 1 horse. Inside the tepee there was little furniture and objects except for a small fire in the middle of the tepe used for cooking and warmth. there were also buffalo robes which were used for beds. 30-40 people could fit in a tepee if it were large. the women ruled the tepee if they said sleep you had to sleep or otherwise leave the tepee. If the weather permitted an amount of tepees would gather in a circle with their flaps faceing in the middle, children could play there under the wacthful eyes of their mother.