Manataka American Indian Council

 

MANATAKA

Tipi, Tepee, Teepee

Authentic American Indian Designs

  

SMOKIN' TIPIS

 

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Complete Canvas Package

Tipi Assembly

Liners

Tipi Making

Poles

Tipi Making

Ozan Rain Covers

Tipi Making

 

 

 

 

Manataka Tipis feature both the traditional Sioux style and the classic egg-shape characteristic of the Cheyenne style to the rear, giving the floor its unique shape.  This results in giving the owner more usable floor space than most other teepees.

 

Backed by our master craftsman's 3-year materials guarantee, and lifetime workmanship warranty.  Includes complete instructions for set-up and care.

 

There is no comparison to our price,  selection, craftsmanship and quality materials.

 

 

 

SELECT FROM 4 TYPES OF CANVAS TIPIS:

 

13 oz. SunForger - Treated

A 100% cotton army duck, with a very tight weave. Off white in color. Highly resistant to water, mildew, fungi and industrial pollution.  This is a copyright treatment used for boat and snowmobile covers. Designed for year-round outdoor use. Recommended for all areas, especially east of the Mississippi, due to industrial wastes and high humidity.  Resistant to sun, rot, mold and mildew.  The 13 oz. SunForager models comes with the cover, door, stakes, lacing pins and storage bag included.

 

13 oz. SunForger - Treated and Flame Retardant
The same as Sunforger with the additional treatment CPIA-84 flame retardant. Meets California code (The best available) Actual weight of finished goods over 13 oz. per square yard. This material will self-extinguish when source of flame is removed. Does not flash.   The 13 oz. SunForager models comes with the cover, door, stakes, lacing pins and storage bag included.

 

Sunforger and Sunforger Flame Retardant are stamped on the edge. This is your guarantee and proof for future reference, that you are receiving what you are paying for. In most cases this is only visible on the inside. 

 

15 oz. Earthworks

Expertly constructed of 15-oz.Tuff-Star, our premier fabric, which is 55% cotton/45% poly Army Duck, Marine Boatshrunk (preshrunk), flame resistant, and water and mildew repellent. It has also been treated with a durable acrylic finish to better withstand sun, rain, dirt, pollution and mildew. Stress points are triple reinforced, and door openings are reinforced with real buffalo hide. The Tuff-Star model come with the cover, door, stakes, lacing pins and storage bag are included.

 

The seams on all canvas teepees are triple sewn except at stress points such as the lift pole pocket and flaps where the seams receive a generous 4 to 5 rows of stitching adding to the strength and durability of the lodge.

 

Backed by our master craftsman's 3-year materials guarantee, and lifetime

workmanship warranty.  Includes complete instructions for set-up and care.

 

*SELECT A SIZE RIGHT FOR YOU

 

 

Determine Your Lodge Size

14  
16 
18
20  

22

Headroom at 5' of height (A to B)  

8'
10'
12'
13'4"

15'6"

Distance up the back (D to C)   

11'
13'
15'
17'

19'

Distance up the front (E to C)  

14'
16'
18'
20'

22'

Height - ground to top (F to C)   

11'6"
13'
14'6"
15'6"

18'6"

Floor Diameter - front to rear (E to D) 

14'
16'
18'
20'8"

22'6"

Floor Diameter - side to side  

12'
14'
17'
18'6"

20'6"

Square feet of floor area  

113
175
243
300

366

Suggested no. of occupants - short-term camping 

5-6
7-9
10-12
13-15

16-17

Suggested no. of occupants - permanent living

1-2
1-2
2-3
4

5-6

Weight of teepee cover   

30#
39#
50#
62#

78#

Weight of 6 ft. liner  

16#
17#
19#
23#

27#

 

 

*All measurements above are approximates.


 

SELECT COMPLETE CANVAS PACKAGE - COVER and DOOR

 

13 MBS     Our 13 oz. Sunforger lodges comes with: Cover, Door Cover, Ropes, Wood Stakes, Lacing Pins, and Canvas Storage Bag, and Instructions.  Liner, Ozan and Poles are extra and not included in the Basic Complete Package.  Shipping and handling are separate.

 

13 FR      The 13 oz. 1SunForager models are flame retardant, marine boat shrunk, water and mildew repellent. The price includes the Cover, Door Cover, Ropes, Wood Stakes, Lacing Pins, and Canvas Storage Bag, and Instructions.  Liner, Ozan and Poles are extra and not included in the Basic Complete Package. Shipping and handling are separate.

 

15 TS     The 15 oz. Tuff-Star is the most efficient excellent quality lodge that comes with the Cover, Door Cover, Ropes, Wood Stakes, Lacing Pins, and Canvas Storage Bag, and Instructions.  Liner, Ozan and Poles are extra and not included in the Basic Complete Package.  Shipping and handling are separate.

 

If you are looking to save money, the Complete Canvas Package is the way to go.  Manataka takes great pride in our quality materials and expert craftsmanship put into each tipi by our master lodge makers.  We have never had a dissatisfied customer!  Never will.  See shipping information below.

 

 

Size

13 oz MBS

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13 oz  FR

Sun Forger

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15 oz TS

Tuff-Star

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  12 $  530

$  625

$  764

 
  14 $  658

$  781

$  949

 
  16 $  809

$  958

$1088

 
  18 $  949

$1139

$1244

 
  20 $1116

$1345

$1484

 
  22 $1350

$1630

$1780

 
  24' $1551

$1864

$2098

 
  26'' $1779

$2160

$2293

 
  28' $2164

$2634

$2723

 

 

 

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SELECT A LINER

 

The tipi (teepee) liner is an interior cloth wall that insulates and controls airflow in the tipi. A tipi cover alone provides sufficient mild weather shelter but in cool or hot weather a liner is essential. A properly pitched tipi cover is staked a few inches off the ground.  Liners also provide extra privacy and prevents the people inside from being highlighted when light inside the lodge casts shadows against the outside cover wall.

 

The liner hangs from the inside of the poles and extends inward onto the ground a few inches, sealing the bottom of the lodge when a floor material (tarp, rugs, rug remnant) is placed over it. Cool outside air is drawn under the cover and channels up past the smoke flaps and out the smoke hole, taking the smoke with it.

 

Our tipi liners are 6-ft. or 9-ft., 13-oz. Marine Boatshrunk (MBS) or Sunforger Flame Retardant (FR)  includes liner rope & storage bag.

 

 

 

Size

13 MBS

6' Liner

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13 MBS

9' Liner

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13 FR

6' Liner

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13 FR

9' Liner

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12 $268.00

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14 $308.00

-- -- 360.00

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16 $375.00

-- -- 432.00

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18 $435.00

598.00

502.00

720.00

20 $507.00

692.00

584.00

850.00

22 $535.00

759.00

622.00

928.00

24' $586.00

843.00

679.00

1032.00

26'' $624.00

889.00

721.00

1089.00

28' $656.00

947.00

762.00

1162.00

 

 


 

TIPI POLES

 

Our tipi (teepee) poles are the best quality Lodge Pole Pine -- nice and straight, with an average diameter of  2 - 3 at the base, tapering to a nice point at the top, giving the teepee its graceful appearance. It is a good idea to order an extra pole, in case one gets broken. Our standard tipi poles are machine peeled; hand-peeled poles are available at extra cost.  Normal set is 14 to 28 poles in a set, depending on your size lodge.  2 smoke flaps for all sizes up to 32' are included. Tipi Poles are shipped by the lowest carrier on the day poles are ready.  The cost of shipping is invoiced separately when they are ready to be shipped.

 

Tipi Size

# of Poles

Length

*Price Buy Now
12' 14

16'

$  281

14' 17

16'

heavy

$  329

16' 17

20'

$  389

18' 17

20

heavy

$  446

20' 17

24'

$  525

22'

20

24'

heavy

$  619

24' 20

27'

$  736

26' 20

27'

heavy

$  816

28' 24 30' $  910

30' 24 32' $  954

32' 28 36' $1042

Shipping average cost: $450.00 

Allow minimum of 4 to 6 weeks. 

Poles sold with or without a tipi order -- we do make a dime off poles.

 

 

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OZAN RAIN COVER and FLOORING

 

 

The regular ozan is an interior drop ceiling or inside rain cover that forms a canopy over the back third of the tipi (teepee) behind the fire. It holds in heat and shelters the living area below.  The Ozan is constructed of flame resistant, 13 oz per square yard Sunforager material.  This 100% army duck, marine boatshrunk fabric is water and mildew repellent.

 

Exclusively from Earthworks, an Manataka's Extended Ozan reaches all the way to the front of the tipi (teepee) on a pulley system. When you don't need the extension, roll it up and tie it off so it functions as a standard ozan.  Ties and Ropes - All ties are heavy weight. Rope is provided for tying the ozan to the poles.

 

 

 

Floor Covering

13 oz FR

Tan Floor Cover

Price

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Standard Ozan

13 oz

Flame Retardant

Price

 

Extended Ozan

13 oz

Flame Retardant

Price

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12'

266.00

 

12'

128.00

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14'

301.00

 

14'

145.00

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16'

363.00

 

16'

195.00

16'

238.00

18'

445.00

 

18'

206.00

18'

328.00

20'

511.00

 

20'

234.00

20'

396.00

22'

669.00

 

22'

324.00

22'

513.00

24'

737.00

 

24'

413.00

24'

568.00

26'

884.00

 

26'

535.00

26'

692.00

28'

1033.00

 

28'

653.00

28'

815.00

 


SHIPPING

 

Please allow 3 - 4 weeks for delivery. Shipping/handling prices range from $77 - $175 and up within the continental U.S. depending on size with weights from 45 lbs to 109 lbs - also depending on the "extras" purchased.   Shipped by UPS.  Full payment required before shipment. 

 

Tipi Poles are shipped by the lowest carrier on the day poles are ready.  The cost of shipping is invoiced separately when they are ready to be shipped.  Shipping average cost: $350 - $450.00  Allow minimum of 3 to 4 weeks.   Poles sold with or without a tipi order -- we do make a dime off shipping.

 

Outside the continental United States contact Manataka Tipis for shipping and handling information. 

                               

Tipis are constructed with stake loops. Poles, ground stakes, lacing pins and stake loops are sold separately and not  guaranteed. 

 

If you have any questions call:  501-627-0555   Or email:  manataka@sbcglobal.net

 

 

 

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Notice:  Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990:  This website does not imply or suggest that items for sale on this website are hand made by a person or persons who are members of a federally recognized tribe, unless otherwise indicated in writing and clearly identified next to the item displayed.  You are advised to first assume all items displayed for sale on this website are not made by a member of a federally recognized tribe.   The list of items specifically made by persons who are members of a federally recognized tribe has been deleted to avoid consumer confusion -- and pages displaying non-manufactured, handcrafted arts and crafts contain a notice regarding the origin of items displayed on that page.   Items such as books, cd's, dvd's, t shirts, ceremonial items, clothing and regalia, drums, flutes, flags, furs/hides, gifts, home decor, greeting cards, healing clay, herbal medicine, herbal tea, jewelry, soap nuts, teepees, videos, and women's gifts are not hand made by a members or members of a federally recognized tribe.  In some cases, a supplier company may be owned by an American Indian who is a member of a federally recognized tribe, but the item by its nature (books, t-shirts, etc.) are not classified as an art or craft and therefore are not identified as being made by a person who is a member of a federally recognized tribe.  For a copy of a free brochure entitled, "How To Buy Genuine American Indian Arts and Crafts" go to http://www.fte.gov and http://www.iacb.doi.gov   MAIC purchases tipi lodges from a number of master lodge makers, most of which are not members of a federally recognized tribe.

 


 

 

Simple Teepee Assembly Instructions

 

Teepee Painting

 

Teepee Making

 


 

INSTRUCTION BOOKS

 

 

Tipis can be found all over the world in dozens of cultures. These fascinating dwellings are experiencing a resurgence in popularity because of their unique qualities: they are easy to transport, comfortable to live in for long periods of time, and weather resistant. Linda Holley explores the many different methods of tipi construction and includes dozens of drawings, photographs, illustrations, and diagrams that show how to construct, decorate, and transport a tipi. 248 pp, paperback.  ISBN: 158655115  March 2007 

 

"Ms. Holley breaks new ground with her extensive diagrams for for canvas tipis..." -- Peter Durkin, TipiCorner Editor, Whispering Wind magazine

 

Subjects include:
--History of the tipi             --Living in a tipi
--Construction                    --Decoration
--Poles                                --Materials
--Pitching a tipi                   --Transportation

SKU: 511-6        
$18.95 + s/h    

 


 

CP 856 - THE TIPI: Traditional Native American Shelter

By Adolf Hungrywolf

A collection of vintage photographs and historical texts presents an overall view of tipi life among various Native peoples.  $19.95 + s/h

 


 

THE INDIAN TIPI: Its History, Construction, and Use...
by Reginald and Gladys Laubin

Reginald and Gladys Laubin are recognized as the world's foremost authorities on the subject of American Indian tipis.  Their excellent book offers great information about tipi etiquette, making a tipi lodge, assembly, storage, painting, maintenance, care and more!   University of Oklahoma Press, 1990 2nd edition Soft Cover, Paper reprint of the 1977 second edition.  Book News, Inc. Portland, OR   Price:  ISBN: 0806122366 $ 19.95 + s/h  

 


  

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