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Seattle's contribution to Standing Rock: A new twist on the teepee

 


In an effort to keep water protectors safe and warm at Standing Rock in the midst of the #NoDAPL movement, two Pacific Northwest natives have joined forces to bring shelter to the camp.

Paul Cheyok’ten Wagner, a Native American from the Coast Salish tribe, is the inventor of what has been coined the “tarpee,” a low budget contemporary teepee made from heavy duty polyethylene tarp and 16-foot-long two-by-four poles.

During his first visit to Standing Rock a few months ago, Wagner experienced the cold first hand — which led him to invent the tarpee.

http://www.seattleglobalist.com/2016/11/30/standing-rock-seattle-tarpees-winter/59706

 

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