The Nepinak Family sets up Teepees at the Forks, Jan 18 2014

Barb and Clarence Nepinak, with the help of Becky and Mike, set up two Teepees at the Forks in Winnipeg. They have been doing this every January for a few years.

Mike plots the circle

 

Clarence and Mike sort the Tamarack poles from shortest to longest.

 

The canvas loops are arranged

 

 

 

Make sure the right side is up!

 

 

Close up of the Teepee Canvas

 

 

 

The main four poles are carefully tied together.

 

 

 

 

The door always faces East.

 

The four poles are raised. This part is tricky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

More poles are placed in a specific order and wrapped with rope.

 

 

Clarence Nepinak hold the line

 

 

Looking up at the Teepee frame

 

 

 

Mike and Becky make sure Clarence is doing it right.

 

 

Looking up inside a finished teepee

 

 

 

The canvas pole is raised

 

 

Spreading the canvas like a skirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wooden and metal spikes hold it down

 

 

 

Teepee canvas by Grace M Stevenson

 

 

The Teepees at the Forks, Winnipeg

 

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