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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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This height of land was commonly used by the Indians travelling north and south because the shallow upper reaches of coulees offered a minimum of difficulty to people travelling with both horse and dog travois. (3) This route was not used by them much after 1877 when the Blackfoot peoples selected their reserves.
Tepees were matched with modern houses, smoke signals were compared to telephones, bison were paired with cattle, and travois were paired with automobiles--all of which nudged his audience to contemplate the new realities of Native life.
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The Old North Trail is now becoming overgrown with moss and grass, but it was worn so deeply by many generations of travelers that the travois tracks and horse trail are still plainly visible."
(Naturally!) When early Native peoples had to travel overland, they walked, pulling their supplies behind them in travois or toboggans.
I had him lashed to a bamboo travois with two supply-carriers detailed to drag him along with us.
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.
Alfalfa cultivars were Alfagraze, Drylander, Forager, Nomad, Rangelander, Ranger, Riggs, Salado, Spreader 3, Travois, Vernal, and Wrangler.
(81) Lorne had noted certain similarities such as the travois, harnessed behind Blackfoot women's horses, which was "almost exactly the rude machine used in the Highlands for hay carrying." (82) Globe reporter Williams thought that Lorne's general popularity during his 1881 tour had much to do with his Highland Scots identity as there were so many Westerners with Scottish ancestry.
In the 1890s, ethnographer Walter McClintock said of the Old North Trail where it crossed Cut Bank Creek on the Montana Blackfeet Reservation, "the old horse trail and travois tracks were still plainly visible, having been worn deep by many generations of traveling Indians" (McClintock 1910:18).
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