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For centuries, the tipi was the chosen home of many American Indian tribes. Times have changed, but the tipi is still with us. People across North America and around the world are discovering the charms and comforts of this beautiful, portable shelter. This practical guide, written by two experienced tipi campers, will tell you:

- Where to get a tipi
- How to haul it
- How to set it up
- How to furnish it
- How to keep it warm in winter, cool in summer, and dry in a stormy spring

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013086654
Publisher: Dos Puertas Publishing
Publication date: 06/15/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 96
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Javier Cortez has been a tipi camper, buckskinner, and creator of wearable art since the early 1970s. He has demonstrated craft and camping skills at art shows and heritage festivals across Texas. His bead and leather work has appeared on album covers, folk and country music videos, and the 2004 Touchstone Pictures film, The Alamo.

Dyanne Fry Cortez has been writing about Texas culture and characters since 1979. Her work has been featured in American Profile, Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine, and the syndicated radio program Earth and Sky. She is the author of Hot Jams & Cold Showers: Scenes from the Kerrville Folk Festival (Dos Puertas Publishing, 2000) and was one of 55 writers featured in Cupid's Wild Arrows, an international anthology on cross-cultural marriage, published by Bergli Books of Switzerland.

Mr. and Mrs. Cortez live in Austin, Texas, and go camping in their 16-foot tipi as often as they can.
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