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Old 07-02-2005, 12:10 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by tipis
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 material....do 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 up...secure 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?
www.tipis-tepees-teepees.com
First, thank you so very much for taking the time to help me out here.

Our biggest problem is the heat. That is the main reason for delaying the grand opening. We are hoping to open in August, but have the grand opening in September or October even. My reason for posting here without a date yet, was to see what is more suitable for this type of competition. I would really love to do it mid-September before the rain starts in. I had originally thought Labor Day weekend, but it is still pretty hot here that time of year.

Tieing the competition in with the motel would be no problem as far as advertising goes. Although we have not restored them back with original interior materials, the place is still considered historical all over the United States (if not world wide) since there will now only be 4 original concrete tipi motels operating in the United States. And with input from you or others with suggestions on further advertising, we can do whatever we need to do to get the word out.

I have visited your website. It is very informative and has helped me a lot. I am working on the tipi competition rules using others since I have never done this before.

I plan to work with area vendors to prize donations for the competitors and we will have $$ awards as well. I'm still working on the rest of the awards too. Traditional and modern tipis are welcomed in the competition.

I hope I have answered all of your questions, if not, please feel free to let me know.

AGAIN, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!!

Susie
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