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By Reginald Laubin

Because the Indian Tipi makes seen, Plains Indians are either sensible humans and ordinary artists. Their innovations are in general either serviceable and lovely. The conical tipi of the Plains tribes may be pitched by way of one individual. it really is roomy, good ventilated constantly, cool in summer season, good lighted, resistant to excessive winds and heavy downpours, and, with its joyful hearth within, comfortable within the severest iciness climate.

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A conical tent of skins meets that need. In fact, within historic times, we find people living in conical skin tents all around the Arctic Circle-the Lapps in Europe, the Americanoid Yukaghir in Siberia, Indians throughout the entire Mackenzie Area of Canada, among the Caribou Eskimo west of Hudson Bay, and in Labrador. In all these tents we have the inside central fire, the smoke hole centering around the crossing of the poles at the top, the eastern entrance, the place of honor within opposite the door, just as in the tipis of the Plains Indians.

But so far nobody has succeeded. And certainly the commercial tipis offered for sale nowadays fall sadly short of Indian standards. Every outdoor man, every nature lover, everyone who likes things handsome about him and enjoys the association of heroic history should rejoice at the publication of this book. The authors are highly qualified to remedy this lack, and preserve this great American invention for our benefit. They are internationally known for their sympathetic, accurate, and artistic interpretations of old Indian ceremonies and dances.

11 He painted many pictures of tipis of the Sioux, Crows, and other tribes, pictures which plainly show the smoke flap, smoke hole and other features common to the tipi. " After telling how the Crows "beautifully garnish" their tipis "with porcupine quills, and paint and ornament them in such a variety of ways as renders them exceedingly picturesque and agreeable to the eye," Catlin describes his own Crow tent in his usual glowing style as ''highly ornamented, and fringed with scalplocks . . " However, his sketch (Plate 20) is not convincing and does not correspond to his description.

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