What a beautiful image -- this was when our tipi was being raised. That's Tom in the hat -- and Michael walking around the tipi with the rope to secure the poles.
The poles came from Yellowstone. Glen and Misty Thomas, both Native Americans, went to cut two sets of poles. They live in Niobrara, NE.
They advertised one set on Powwow.com and I connected with them there.
I drove to Kansas City, MO -- they came from NE -- and we met.
I love the tipi that we've put up -- the colors, the handprints -- it's all good. But I especially like this photo. How lovely. Thank you to all who helped raise the tipi.