Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Atsina Camp

Today's picture shows a group of Atsina Warriors overlooking their camp. The picture was taken in 1908 in Montana. I count about 11 Tipis in the camp. By this time most Indian Hostilities had ended.


  1. I count 13 tepees
    See if YOU can find them all.
    They sure are nicely stretched out with out any sagging to them.
    I suppose they need to be taunt, so they wouldn't be flapping in the wind.

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  3. I can't help but wonder if at least one of these warriors was not thinking about a time when their tipis would have covered the area below them...

    1. Perhaps, but very small camps were the rule, not the exception. Large camps were such a strain on a localities resources that they rarely existed for very long.

    2. By the way, photos of hunting camps of this type, in this era, are not uncommon, in spite of their coming in the 20th Century. Even that late, hunting and fishing expeditions continued to occur.

  4. Is that wagon on the road behind the tipis?