"The tipi is much better to live in; always clean, warm in winter, cool in summer; easy to move. The white man builds big house, cost much money, like big cage, shut out sun, can never move; always sick." Flying Hawk, Lakota
-quote from Paul Goble's brillantly illustrated Tipi: Home of the Nomadic Buffalo Hunters
Ever since seeing the plans in an old book on my husband's childhood bookshelves, Indian Crafts and Lore by Ben Hunt, I've thought, "Wouldn't it be fun to make a tipi?" Enlisting the help of many family members, some enthusiastic, some reluctant but willing, we've begun....