The travois is a Native American tool that can also be used as a drag sled. It was intended to transport various commodities and loads of essentials across the country. It is made up of poles, netting, or a basket that are fastened to a platform. When there was a larger load, the American Native would be linked to a pack of dogs. They were generally less effective than dog sleds with runners, although they could be utilized when there was no snowfall.