Canvas Tipis & Accessories
Canvas Tipi Covers, Doors & Liners for Cheyenne-Style Native American Tipi
The Plains Indian tipi (tipi [French] also spelled tepee and teepee [English]) is a Lakota word for "dwelling" is one of the most beautiful and practical shelters ever invented. It is easy to put up and take down, and resistant to wind and rain. The tilted cone is steeper at the back, with an adjustable smoke hole extending down the front sloping side, and flaps that can be moved to regulate the draft and be readjusted if bad weather conditions arise. A lodge always faces east to greet the morning sun.
Crazy Crow Trading Post offers tipi books and videos that describe and depict the history, use and decoration of the Native American tipi. The DVD, "Pointy Side Up" is particularly helpful in the way that only a video can as it shows how one person can setup an 18 foot tipi. See below for more information about the tipi.