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Teepee Official MarkBy far, Medicine Hat’s most visible landmark is the Saamis Tepee!

Originally constructed for the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics, the Saamis Tepee is a tribute to Canada’s native heritage. Built entirely of steel with a concrete foundation, the tepee is ringed with 10 large circular story-boards depicting aspects of native culture and history. Below the Saamis Tepee in scenic Seven Persons coulee, lays one of the Northern Plains archaeological sites - the Saamis Archaeological Site. This self-guided walking tour will show you one of the foremost important archaeological sites of the Northern Plains. The area was once a buffalo camp and meat processing site. Experts believe over 83 million artifacts are buried at the site.

The Saamis Tepee is located on the Trans-Canada Highway next to Tourism Medicine Hat.


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Saamis Teepee
Saamis Teepee
Saamis Teepee
Saamis Teepee
Saamis Teepee

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Saamis Tepee is an official trademark under the City of Medicine Hat. For more information, please contact the City of Medicine Hat's Solicitor's Office.

Last updated: 6/30/2014 1:07:34 PM