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Center Moriches, New York: Wooden Teepee - 1890 Amusement

Teepee constructed of wood in 1890 as a special amusement, recently restored. Real Indians probably never built teepees in this region. Indians never made wooden teepees like this anywhere.

81 Main St., Center Moriches, NY
Montauk Hwy, north side, at the curve east of Belleview Ave.
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Wooden Teepee

Visit a 120-year old teepee. It was constructed of wood in 1890 as a special amusement at the Bishop Robert Estate, and was later gifted, as a gesture of appreciation, to Chief Paul Ward of the Poospatuck Indian reservation. The teepee is an unusual structure because most Native Americans on the Eastern Seaboard lived in Wigwams (long or roundhouses); while Plains Indians lived a migratory lifestyle with hide-covered teepees.

After surviving several hurricanes, the teepee was moved from its original location and completely restored in July 2010.

[Alicia, 07/20/2011]

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