Did you know that the Blackfoot lived in large tepees? The men entered the village to the right and the women entered the village to the left. Blackfoot women built these cone-shaped homes by covering long poles with many buffalo skins.
tepees were laced from the bottom to the smoke hole with pins carved
from willow woods. The Blackfoot painted symbols like stripes on
a buffalo head to protect the tepee owner against sickness and bad
luck. The hem was pegged to the ground with stakes but raised in hot
weather to let in air. The entrance or door was made from a flap of
skin and was oval or v-shaped
fire was placed under the smoke hole, and the wood pile was near the
door. The smoke flap could be opened from the inside with a pair of
long poles. Families kept everything they owned inside their tepee.
There was a kitchen, bedroom, play room, living room and shed all in
this one space.