Travois

The travois was a device used by native North Americans of the Great Plains for transporting their wood, buffalo chips, tepees and household goods. It was in use before any use of wheels was known to Native Americans. Even afterward, it continued to be used in areas where the terrain was rough or covered with snow.

Modern application: Mongolian nomads today continue to use the travois to transport goods and people. They call it a “puller” and it is pulled by a yak.

Material: Wood, leather

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