Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 07/15/2013

Photo taken on July 11, 2013

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Indian Village, Calgary Stampede

Indian Village, Calgary Stampede
Taken on 11 July 2013, when I spent a little time down at the Stampede Grounds with my youngest daughter.

"Indian Village is a park featuring the colourful heritage of the five First Nations tribes of Treaty 7: the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai, Tsuu T’ina, and Stoney Nakoda Nations. There are 26 tipis in Indian Village, some of which are open for viewing every July.

Indian Village has been an integral part of Stampede Park since the first Calgary Stampede in 1912. In 1974, it moved to its current location at the south end of the park, along the Elbow River.

Events include performances by First Nations dancers, games and tipi-raising. First Nations interpreters are always available to provide information and commentary about their culture to visitors. Indian Village also hosts a Stampede Pow Wow where native dancers compete in colourful and intricate regalia for cash prizes. Guided tours of the Village are also available."

LeapFrog, SuzieQZ have particularly liked this photo

This is more than too tense ... it is four tents ... LOL ... a slightly more modern design work here ...

The word tipi (aka teepee) comes from the Lakota word "thipi", meaning dwelling ... just like Canada is from an Iroquoian word "Kanata" meaning village.

Thus great shots of the thipi's in the Kanata ..
5 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
Those teepees are beautiful - with lovely colours and patterns! I like that you included the people talking in the photo, so we can get a sense of just how big they are. At first glance I didn't realize how large they are, then when I really looked over the picture and I saw the people in the shot, I realized that they are enormous!
5 years ago.