Guinness Cultural Studies Series - Concept: Shelter - Sioux Tipi ... a much
stronger and rigid foundation than did the four-pole design of many other Plains
societies. ... They placed the cover around the frame by means of a lifting pole. ...
The Sioux people were careful to make their tipi poles very smooth by sanding
The tipi was also favored by all the Plains tribes who followed the Buffalo. ...
tribes favored the tipi as did all other Plains Indian tribes, because tipis were ...
Often their wanderings would take them for hundreds of miles across the vast
Great Plains of America. ... The tipi cover is now tied to this pole and lifted into
A traditional plains teepee (also spelled tipi) is a roomy and durable structure, big
enough to house a fire and several people comfortably. ... to build it, relatively
easy to set up, take down, and move elsewhere, making the teepee ideal for a
nomadic lifestyle. .... It's important to tie the canvas very tightly to the lift pole. ...