A second tipi ring site is upstream from the Seven Rivers Tipi Ring site. The site has been cut by two roads
and two pipelines and so its original size cannot be determined for sure.
There are two well defined tipi rings and some less distinctive ones associated. This suggests
that there are two social groups present or perhaps two uses a different times.
This is the first ring (Feature 2) shown from two different angles.
Many of the tipi ring, rock ring, and enclosure sites in this area have rock piles, clusters, and large carin-like features.
It is inferred that these are non-structural and that they may have served a variety of different functions. Some may be
storage bins, others burials, but until some are excavated their use will be unknown. These tend not to be recognized
by archaeologists and therefore are subject to damage because they may be excluded from site boundaries. The one
below (Feature 1) is ringed by the two-track road and will very likely be damaged, if not destroyed, with time.
Feature 1 is a low pile or cluster of river pebbles, cobbles, and a few boulders. A couple of flakes are
associated but provide no definate indication of function. The rocks are not burned or altered by fire.
A smaller rock cluster is present on the south east portion of the site. Rocks seem to be embedded forming a ring
outline to the feature. Rocks do not seem to be altered by fire, suggesting that this may be a storage feature. No
artifacts are associated.
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Feature 4 is the other clearly defined ring.
This images focuses on the wall or ring around the structure
showing less intentional or careful layout in the stone than some
at the Seven Rivers Tipi Ring Site. This shows a segment of the
south "wall."
There are two well-defined rings and two less well-defined rings. These vague rings may be functionally
different than the well-defined ones. They are likely paired with the well-defined rings, as indicated by their
spatial placement and the occurance of this type of patterning at other sites, including the Seven Rivers Tipi
Ring Site where the smaller tipi ring is usually more shoddily made than the larger one.
Feature 9 is shown in the image above. Artifacts associated with
this vague alignment supports the notion that this is cultural, as
does the general absence of rocks of this size in this specific area.
Cobbles and boulders clustered together (2 and 3)
or as single rocks are common on these late sites,
suggesting that they were purposefully placed.
This cobble cluster is mostly hidden under the
brush and is partially disturbed by a road cut.
Variable colorations of the limestone may
indicate that this is a thermal feature.
As at some other tipi ring sites in the area, the entryway of the largest ring (Feature 4) has a
vestibule-like opening, as indicated by the linear arrangement of rocks. This cannot be shown here
because the photographs did not distinguish this characteristic sufficiently. This attribute seems to
distinguish these tipi rings from others, suggesting that this could have cultural and/or seasonal