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  1. Nakota Tipi Raising Overview Video Questions

  2. Tim Haywahe has an Indian name. What did he say it meant? A) Travels by night B) Travels by day C) Travels through the night D) Traveling Man

  3. Correct Answer (B) Tim Haywahe’s Indian name means “Travels by Night”

  4. Indian Names • Some First Nations people have Indian names. • This is a name given to an individual through ceremony. • This name may describe an occurrence that happened on the day of the individual’s birth. • This name is given to an individual from an elder. • What do you know about elders?

  5. How many poles are first erected in a tipi raising? A) One B) Two C) Twelve D) Three

  6. Correct Answer (C) • In a Nakota style tipi-raising, three poles are first erected. • This is called the tripod. • These three poles are said to represent three values: obedience, respect and humility. • What does obedience look like in today’s world? How about respect? How can you practice humility?

  7. Did you know? • When the Blackfoot people erect a tipi they start with 4 poles instead of 3 poles. • One of the places where you can find Blackfoot people is on the Siksika reserve in Alberta.

  8. How many poles in total were used for the tipi? A) Eleven B) Nine C) Seventeen D) Fifteen

  9. Correct Answer (D) There were fifteen poles in total.

  10. Tipi Pole Teachings • You learned earlier that the tripod poles of a tipi represent obedience, respect and humility. • The remaining tipi poles also represent values. • They represent such things as happiness and love. • What types of things make you happy?

  11. Which direction does the rope get wrapped around the tipi poles? A) To the right B) To the left C) There is no rope

  12. The Correct Answer (A) • The rope gets wrapped to the right around the poles.

  13. The Clockwise Direction • As you seen in the video, the rope was wrapped to the right around the tipi poles. In today’s world we call that being wrapped in a clockwise direction. • In many First Nations ceremonies things are done in the clockwise direction. • In a Pow Wow you will notice that the dancers dance in the clockwise direction.

  14. What is the material around the tipi poles made of? A) Cotton B) Polyester C) Hide D) Wool

  15. Correct Answer (C) • Traditional First Nations tipis are made from hide. • To be more specific, they are created from buffalo hide. • The process of tanning a buffalo hide is a long one. • Today companies mimic this process by using chemicals so they can sell tipis commercially to the public.

  16. The Buffalo • As you learned in the video, the tipi covering around the tipi was made from the buffalo. • This was just one of the many ways First Nations people traditionally used the buffalo. • Did you know that in the past young First Nations girls played with dolls just like little girls do today? • Those dolls were made from parts of the buffalo!

  17. What are two new things you learned today?