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travois

(trăvoi`), device used by Native North Americans of the Great Plains for transporting their tepees and household goods. It consisted of two poles, lashed one on either side of a dog or, later, a horse, with one end of each pole dragging on the ground. It had straps or wooden crosspieces between the poles near the open end that served as a carrier. Like the sledge, the travois was used by Native Americans before any use of wheels was known to them.

travois

a sled formerly used by the Plains Indians of North America, consisting of two poles joined by a frame and dragged by an animal
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Travois staff members, experienced tribal developers and other industry professionals will give tips and discuss best practices for affordable housing development, the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program, economic development, the New Markets Tax Credit program, asset management/compliance, architectural design and construction monitoring.
I contemplate Private Riccatone strapped to the travois.
A sliding object, such as a sled or travois, would create an abrading or shear stress.
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You should have it with you all the time, and you never know when you may need to cut a wading staff, build an emergency shelter or even make a travois to get an injured buddy back to camp.
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The travois is very suitable for starting to teach your goat to pull.
trying to build some kind of travois to drag her body out.
In "Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce," Chief Joseph recalls one fierce encounter where "old, young, sick, and women, by travois escaped" (501, III.
Their tepees, which were dragged travois style, were made from buffalo hides and, later, from canvas.
When in 1540 Francisco de Coronado marched north from Mexico into Arizona, he saw Indian tribes who harnessed dogs with travois, a kind of skid-sled suitable for rough terrain.