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Medicine Hat Alberta
The world's tallest tepee, the Saamis Teepee (built for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics), stands more than 20 stories high and has a base diameter of 50m. Native artwork depicting the colourful native history of Southern Alberta has been incorporated on 12 ft. diameter storyboards. This tepee had more engineering challenges in its construction than did Eiffel Tower, and is built to withstand extreme temperatures and 150 mph winds. Its colors are white for purity, red for the rising and setting sun, and blue for flowing waters.
Saamis (SA-AH-UMP-SIN) is the Blackfoot word for eagle tail feather headdress (hat worn by a Medicine Man – or Medicine Hat).