Tipis, Tepees, Teepees: History and Design of the Cloth Tipis a book designed and written for hobbyists who enjoy tipi camping in any season. While the author outlines some basic history of the Native American contribution to architecture of North America, the book deals with modern tipi camping and construction. Using detailed diagrams and photographs, some in colour, the book offers everything someone would need to find the materials, design, and construct a tipi. Gear details for constructing and sewing a tipi are provided. There are also photos of Europeans who belong to Indian hobby clubs dressed in their regalia.