Tepee Decoration I (Book Three, Card 19)

The Savannas Native Americans frequently adorned their teepees with depictions of animals and tribal insignia, among other things. Each tribe had its own distinctive insignia, which was displayed on their teepees, bodies, and weapons, among other things. Plants and clays were used to create the paint. The pigments were dried over an open fire before being pounded into a fine powder in stone or wood mortars. “After that, they were combined with tallow.” When the painter was ready to utilize the colors, they were blended with hot water before being applied to the canvas. To the tribe’s members, decorated teepees represented their religious beliefs and carried a deep spiritual significance.