Welcome To Trapline

Raw Materials

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.

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

Please feel free to call us at 406-287-3580 or send us an email if you have any questions or would like to place an order.