I was listening to lots of old cassettes I retrieved from the loft and found tapes of  “Black Elk Speaks”.  There are numerous mentions of Tipis in the audio and the reverance the Sioux felt for the tipi is clear.

Here is some info from Wikipedia on Black Elk.

Black Elk (Hehaka Sapa) was a famous Holy Man of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux). Black Elk participated, at about the age of twelve, in the Battle of Little Big Horn of 1876, and was injured in the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890. In 1887, Black Elk traveled to England with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Elk-Speaks-John-Neihardt/dp/0944993362

Did some trawling on You Tube for Tipi related films. here is one showing the tipi being erected and in a storm

We’ve added www.OverTheMoonTipis.com as one of our online domain names.  We thought as we do a lot of tipis hire we should get Tipis mentioned in our URL. It should help with our Google rankings. Plus ‘Over The Moon’ sounds like a Native American’s name.

Our friends at World Tents in Winslow are having a tent sale.  They have Tipi’s, Yurts and Historic tents available at very reasonable prices.

Contact David for more information.

http://www.worldtents.co.uk/