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travois

travois (trăvoi´), device used by Native North Americans of the Great Plains for transporting their tepees and household goods. It consisted of two poles, lashed one on either side of a dog or, later, a horse, with one end of each pole dragging on the ground. It had straps or wooden crosspieces between the poles near the open end that served as a carrier. Like the sledge, the travois was used by Native Americans before any use of wheels was known to them.

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travois

tra·vois / trəˈvoi; ˈtravˌoi/ • n. (pl. same ) a type of sled formerly used by North American Indians to carry goods, consisting of two joined poles dragged by a horse or dog.

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