A device used for transportation by the Plains Indigenous people. The travois consisted of two long poles, each lashed to the sides of the dog (and later horse) to pull the travois. The poles dragged behind and a frame carried household baggage, including the tipi cover. The webbed willow frame attached to the Assiniboine travois was circular, and the Blackfoot constructed both round and rectangular frames. The dog travois of pre-European times was small, capable of pulling not more than 20 to 30 kg. When dogs were replaced by horses, the greater pulling power allowed tipis to increase in size and household goods to multiply.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Gadacz, René R.. "Travois". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 03 February 2017, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/travois. Accessed 20 April 2019.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Gadacz, R., Travois (2017). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/travois
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Gadacz, René R., "Travois". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; last modified February 03, 2017. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/travois
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- René R. Gadacz, The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Travois", last modified February 03, 2017, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/travois
|Article by||René R. Gadacz|
|Published Online||February 7, 2006|
|Last Edited||March 4, 2015|