The World’s Biggest Teepee

At 215 feet, or 20 storeys, the Saamis Teepee is the tallest teepee on Earth. It originally stood in Calgary, constructed to hold the Olympic Flame for the 1988 Winter Olympics. After the Games it was moved to its present location in Medicine Hat, also in the Canadian Province of Alberta.

IMG_7965The teepee includes 10 circular paintings, telling the story of the native Plains tribes.

IMG_7964 2It seems fitting, therefore, that it now stands close to the Saamis archaeological site, which is believed to have been a winter/early spring campsite for indigenous Plains peoples between 1390 and 1820.

IMG_7964This post is inspired by this week’s photo challenge of Camping from Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack?

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6 Responses to The World’s Biggest Teepee

  1. Miriam says:

    Wow, now that is one HUGE teepee. Very impressive. 🙂

  2. Olive Ole says:

    I’d love to see that actually. Thank you for posting this!

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