The Indian Tipi, 2nd Edition
Its History, Construction, and Use
As The Indian Tipi makes obvious, Plains Indians are both practical people and natural artists. Their inventions are commonly both serviceable and beautiful. The conical tipi of the Plains tribes can be pitched by one person. It is roomy, well ventilated at all times, cool in summer, well lighted, proof against high winds and heavy downpours, and, with its cheerful fire inside, snug in the severest winter weather.
This is one of the classic books on the Plains Tipi. It shows construction techniques, how to set it up, and how to live in it. There are sections an making rawhide "parfleche" containers, tipi etiquette, and much more. If you want to learn about tipis, this is a book you should definitely have on your list.