Its almost time for the annual Plains Conference, this year to be held in Fayetteville, AR at the end of October. Will likely drive down, stopping at Cahokia along the way. Need to get my presentation abstract submitted...will discuss Plains Apache tipi designs and need to finish up my paper for submission to the journal. John Ewers discussed a few of the painted lodges in his publication on Kiowa tipi designs:
but there is a bit more to say on the topic from Mooney's papers such as Itselpa's (Chalepah) tipi drawing, as well as some updates on contemporary tipis, including several owned by the Chalepah family today.