Original Painting ~ Acrylic on Canvas. Frame is a gold shadow box that adds 1.5" to each side.
The Crow were travelers, with no permanent villages unless encamped. When they did, the tipi played a central role in their lives. Families gathered to work together, eat together, celebrate together and pass on stories and history. Each tribal group has its own customs of tipi construction and embellishment. These differences can be subtle or obvious. Perhaps it’s the number of poles used and their placement when assembled, or the elaborate decorations or lack thereof. Although it wasn’t taboo, it also wasn’t the custom among the Crow to decorate their tipi.