Why did Native Americans live in tipis?

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Why did Native Americans live in tipis?

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• Tipis were warm in winter, cool in summer. • A tipi’s shape protected it from the Plains winds. • Tipis were easy to move (and fitted the nomadic lifestyle). • Tipis were circular, and Native Americans thought that: “…the power of the world works in circles”. • Tipi dwellers believed that a fixed home was unhealthy – a cage – while a tipi was healthy.

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