Haskell Foundation starts fundraiser to replace burned tipi

Cause of fire is unknown, but arson is a possibility.


State News

May 11, 2020 - 9:26 AM

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A fundraiser is underway to replace a tipi that burned over the weekend on the Haskell Indian Nations University campus in Lawrence.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports  that fire had almost completely consumed the tipi’s sheathing when fire crews responded around 4:30 a.m. Saturday. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Division Chief Dan Fagan said the cause of the fire is still unknown, but arson is a possibility.

Haskell Foundation executive director Aaron Hove said the tipi will cost $2,500 to $3,000 to replace. It was erected to honor Haskell’s 2020 graduating seniors.

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