another to K. Hem a rope all along on the bottom B C D. Cut 12 pieces of rope each about 15 inches long, fasten one very firmly to the canvas at B. another at the point D, and the rest at regular distance; to the hem-rope along the edge between, for peg-loops. The teepee cover is now made. (See Cut III.)
For the door (some never use one) take a limber sampling 3/4-inch thick and 5 1/2 feet long, also one 22 inches long. Bend the long one into a horseshoe and fasten the short one across the ends (A in Cut III ). On this stretch canvas, leaving a flap at the top. in the middle of which two small holes are made (B, Cut Ill) so as to hang the door on a lacing-pin. Nine of these lacing-pins are needed. They arc of smooth, round, straight hardwood, a foot long and 1/4-inch thick. The way of skewering the two edges together is seen in the Omaha teepee at the end of the line on page 14.
Twelve poles also are needed. They should be as straight and smooth as possible; crooked, rough poles are signs of a bad housekeeper—a squaw is known by her teepee poles. They should be 13 or 14 feet long and about 1 1/2 inches thick at the top. Two are for the smoke-vent; they may be more slender than the others. Last of all, make a dozen stout short pegs about 15 inches long and about 1 1/2 imches thick. Now all the necessary parts of the ..text continues