Trapline Lodges, P.O. Box 14, Whitehall, Mt 59759
      Trapline Lodges, P.O. Box 14, Whitehall, Mt 59759

The mission of Trapline Lodges is to offer products from a variety of different aspects of the Plains Indian experience and culture. This catalog displays canvas products and also an ever increasing array of artifact replication.

I began with tipis and have evolved into including things found in tipis. Many tipi companies venture into yurts, tents and awnings. I decided to stay a little closer to the historical trail of the Plains Culture. I've been inspired by collections I've seen in Museums, western powwows, and by artists and illustrators that documented the endangered culture of the Native American at the tail end of the fur trade. Watercolor paintings by Carl Bodmer fired my imagination as a kid. I've studied artifacts behind glass cases. Over the years I've acquired the skills to reproduce some of these items such as brain tanned hides for garments, weaponry, bows, arrows, stone clubs, etc.

Museum collections are typically limited to what was available during the years of conflict. Searching out individuals who had these skills passed on to them, researching books and spending time finding anyone and anything that would teach me, I have learned to accurately recreate many items. I've fine tuned and continue to learn the ways and products and will continue to add to the many items available through Trapline Lodges.

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2010 catalog

Canvas Tipis, Tipi Poles, Lacing Pins and Stakes
Tents, Tarps, Cowboy Bedrolls, Canvas Bags
Favorite Books
Instruments, Dolls, Minature Tips
Salted (green) Hides, Hide Working Tools
Brained Tanned Deer Hides, Brain Tanned Elk Hides
Rawhide, Smoked Deer Hides, Robes and Hair on Hides
War Shirts
Hooded Pullover
Cheyenne, Blackfoot or Crow Style Womens Dress
Women's and Men's Jackets
Leather Bags
Women's and Men's Moccasins
Trappers Gloves, Mittens and Fur Hats
Montana Furs
Tipi Furniture

Trapline's Featured Artist

Ira Lindsay Walks -- HIGH STAR CREATIONS

Winter featured item:   Brained Tanned Deer Hides,  Brain Tanned Elk Hides,  Rawhide,  Robes  and Hair on Hides

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