Travois

A travois (Canadian French, from French travail, a frame for restraining horses; also obsolete travoy or travoise) is a historical frame structure that was used by indigenous peoples, notably the Plains Indians of North America, to drag loads over land. == Construction and use == The basic construction consists of a platform or netting mounted on ...
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Travois

• (n.) A logging sled. • (n.) A primitive vehicle, common among the North American Indians, usually two trailing poles serving as shafts and bearing a platform or net for a load.
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travois

(from the article `Plains Indian`) Until the horse the only domesticated animals were dogs; these were sometimes eaten but were mostly used as draft animals. Dogs drew the travois, a ...
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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 cross...
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