Tipi: Heritage of the Great Plains
Ideally suited to a nomadic lifestyle on the Great Plains, the tipi was at the heart of many Native Americans' social, religious, and creative traditions. Drawing upon first-person narratives, this book examines the history and continuing relevance of the tipi by focusing on such tribes as the Sioux, the Blackfeet, the Shoshone, and the Apaches. Among the exhibition catalogue's 200 illustrations are vintage and contemporary photographs as well as vivid color images of furnishings, clothing, and accessories. Associated with tipi-centered family life, these objects often feature intricate beadwork, quill embroidery, and painting.
Nancy B. Rosoff and Susan Kennedy Zeller, authors