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Old 07-01-2005, 01:24 PM   #30
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tipis is a jewel in the rough
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When will this grand opening be...if in the hotter months of summer you are going to have a problem with heart attacks. Many people do not put up tipis durring the hot time of the year in the South and West becuase of this. Then you have hurricane season...need I say more. But would like to know more about what you plan to do for competition.

Right now I am getting ready for the National Tipi Competition in Danville, Ill. where there will be tipis in the traditional and modern styles. If you let me know right away what you are going to do....I leave Monday Morning...I will talk to the other tipi owners and see what they could do for you. Some are from the Texas area. But would need time and some advertisement that this is going on????? Bringing in tipis is a big cost and big travel for these people. More so than any other event for people to participate in. If you want a large amount of tipis or a few...depends on you and what you are doing?

I am the moderator for this site and have been reading these post for a short while. Been busy the last two years writing a new book on tipis due out by Xmas? It is not a re-hash of Laubin, but a new look at the evolution and historical as well as construction of tipis thru the last 150 years or so...and that is cloth tipis, not buffalo. Someone else is doing that.

As for Prairy Edge and authentic more research. They are for the tourist and not the hisotrical minded people. But to put in a motel for decoration...they are ok. What ever you put it GOOOOD or it will walk. And do not put in anything you do not mind loosing.

In any work you look at...look for what is called first person or writen or photographed at the time talked about. Anything after that is second person and not reliable account.

And have you been to my site?
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