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Updated 2022-11-27
  • Ute Encampment, Denver

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    A Ute tipi camp near Denver, 1874. Note the pegs used to secure the base of the lodge in the foreground. William Henry Jackson photograph, History Colorado collections.
    Ute Encampment, Denver
  • Monitor Mesa Wickiup

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    Conical lodge frames or wickiups may have been covered with skins, brush, bark, or other materials. This tipi-like framework of poles is preserved in an old-growth forest in Montrose County, Colorado.
    Monitor Mesa Wickiup
  • A Spaced Stone Enclosure

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    The Keota Stone Circles Archaeological District in Weld County is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Scores of roughly circular “tipi rings” such as this one have been documented there.
    A Spaced Stone Enclosure
  • Tipi Pictograph

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    This quite realistic pictograph of a tipi is part of a larger rock art panel at a rockshelter site in Las Animas County. Note the red painted band at the bottom of the lodge and the clearly defined smoke flaps painted in charcoal at the top.
    Tipi Pictograph
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