Welcome to Gray Wolf Trading

Gray Wolf Trading has been manufacturing tipis since 1996. Gray Wolf Trading is owned by Larry and Jolene Gauthier, members of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.


The Salish word for a "canvas tipi" is Spćnetxw. In Sioux it literally means "used to live in." Many different tribes' tipis (also known as teepees or tepees) styles are available from Gray Wolf Trading, but the authentic Sioux style is the most popular.

Tipis are a wonderful way to share in America's history. Scouting adventures, camping, backyard sleep-outs, and getting in touch with your national heritage are excellent reasons to invest in a Gray Wolf Trading tipi.

We build authentic Native American tipis of all sizes, and offer bulk canvas sales and repair. You can choose to purchase either a Tipi Package or we can build you a custom one that meets your particular specifications.

Many choices in sizes, fabric, hand painting, and accessories are available and Larry and Jolene will skillfully guide you through the process. To make your tipi experience the best possible, we have gone the extra step in designing reinforcements into the tipi construction. This allows your tipi to better withstand the forces of nature.

We also offer custom embroidery and commercial contract sewing services.

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Gray Wolf Trading
50 Devlin Lane
Polson, MT 59860

© 2018 Gray Wolf Trading
A wholly owned Native American Business
All rights reserved

Phone: (406) 883-2233