How was a tipi
Made of brain
tanned buffalo skin, the tipi was water
resistant and easily disassembled. The tipi's structure
consisted of lodge pole pines placed and secured in a cone.
Then 14 to 20 buffalo hides were sewn together in a circle
with sinew, and stretched across the poles
with a smoke hole at the top. A flap was designed to enter
and exit the dwelling.