Drive a small stake in the ground where the center of the teepee will come and about this as a center mark a circle, the same diameter as the tent. For a ten foot teepee a ten foot circle, etc.
This is how the teepee is put up:—
With one end of a twenty foot rope tie together three of the poles at a point as high as the width of the canvas. Set them as a tripod, their ends touching the edge of the circle. Then set up the other poles (except three, including the two slender ones,) for the frame of the teepee, their ends on the circumference of the circle, their tops resting in the angles of the tripod. Now with the loose end of the twenty foot rope bind all the poles where they cross by walking several times around the frame, on the outside, and drawing the rope tight as you go. The loose end may then be left hanging down inside for an anchor.
Now fasten the rope at A to the stout pole left over at a point 10 feet up. Raise this into its place and the teepee cover with it, opposite where the door is to be. Carry the two wings of the tent around till they overlap and fasten together with the lacing-pins. Put the end of a vent-pole in each of the vent-flap pockets, outside of the teepee. Peg down the edges of the canvas at each loop if a storm is coming, otherwise a few will do. Hang the door on a convenient lacing-pin. Drive a stout stake inside the teepee, tie the anchor rope to this and the teepee is ready for weather. In the center dig a ..text pokračuje