Tipis site is dedicated to all the people around the world who have ever studied the American Indian tipi and wanted to live the life of freedom on the Plains that this structure represents.  It is also dedicated to all those who wanted to own, have owned, will own a lodge in the future. 


Tipis-Tepees-Teepees: History and Design of the Cloth Tipi...by Linda A. Holley.  This book is NOW in print and will be available on this site.  Check back to see more information on how to order. See Research Area for more information.

This site has been updated in the last few days, September 7, 2010  and still being updated....several pages have been updated or changed.

Published Articles and Books-Research Area

National Powwow 15 in Danville, Indiana

Tipi and Craft Competition

Historical Interior materials-backrests-beds-floors-spoons-bags-parfleche

Painted Covers
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 3rd. Page
 4th. Page
 5th. Page


Transportation of Poles:         Roof rack  & Trailers     

Historic Photos and Drawings

Modern Interior beds

USA tipis Manufacturers... Cloth Tipi Makers

Lodge Owners  Thanksgiving  Encampment at Disney World

Inside the Tipi-Photos/Drawings:    Historic  and Modern/Contemporary

P L  Bowles

The Look of the Historic tipi camp set up.

Univ. of Wash. Library

European and other World tipi makers

Buffalo Hide Tipis-  Makers Today


Rain caps


Hide Tipis

Toy Tipi Covers page1 & page 2

Tipi Pattern Drawings

Material Culture of the Plains, Prairie and Plateau  or Pis2 for short

Beaded Covers

Linings or Ozan-rope/pole/decorated

Individual Owners

   Post Card Tipis 2nd. Page

 Stereo View Tipis Glass Slides

Outside Dangles/Pictures

Contests-Guidelines for tipi competition


FIHA Dance 20011

 tipi competition guidelines for 2010

 Pictures 2008 and 2009


Pole, Pegs and Lacing Pins

Outside Camp area

Painting, Cleaning and Fire resist of canvas materials

European Tipis and web sites

Pegging down tipis

Asian Tipis

Web Sites ...owners-museums-resorts

National Powwow XIV (14) July2008 tipi comp. Danville, Ill


National Powwow Pictures  #12 page 1 Page 2 and page 3

Keeping the Lodge Warm





Bulgarian tipis

Hungarian tipis

Russian Tipis

Links to Other  Sites

National Powwow 13

Email: tipisholley@yahoo.com

2000 by Holley Arts-any part of this site (with the exception of certain articles or pictures which have their own copyright), may be freely reproduced and distributed for non-profit purposes: such as sharing with friends, students, other tipi owners or those interested.  However, NO PART of this site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form and then sold. If in doubt, contact the author or the web master for this site.

Special note:  This web site was developed by Linda Holley for her own personal reasons....it is not to sell tipis for any maker or to advertise any particular manufacturer.  Many people have helped with this site in giving me information, pictures or permission to use information.   This is MY site and NOT influenced by anyone, person, thing or alien.  If it ever becomes "influenced" I will take my ball and go home.   BTW...."we" refers to the royal we....of me, myself and I. 

*Special thanks to all of those who have given permission to use photos from their books, sites and personal collections.  The Denver Public Library for their digital library of historic materials,  Larry Belitz, Wes Housler, Carolyn Corey and Preston Miller, Jacques Petryseyn, Chris Ravenshead, Doug Rodgers, Mike Terry, Louis Garcia, Georg Barth, Stephen Gill, Bill Holm, Jan Kirstek, Dmitriy, Ken Weidner, Curtis Carter, Bill and Kathy Brewer, Two Bears, Richard Reese and others.


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