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How big is a tipi

Q: How many people can fit inside an Arapaho tipi?

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A: It depends on the size of the tipi. Typically they are large enough for eight to twelve people. But like any other building, tipis can vary a lot in size. Some travel tipis were only intended to sleep a few people, and some ceremonial tipis could have dozens of people sitting in them at once.

Hope that helps!
Native Languages of the Americas

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