Tipi: Home of the Nomadic Buffalo Hunters

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Tipi: Home of the Nomadic Buffalo Hunters
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Author Paul Goble
IllustratorPaul Goble
CountryUnited States
Genre Children's book
Publisher World Wisdom
Publication date
ISBN 1-933316-39-X
OCLC 76828780
728.089/97078 22
LC Class E98.D9 G63 2007

Tipi: Home of the Nomadic Buffalo Hunters is an illustrated, non-fiction, young adult picture book by Caldecott-winning author and illustrator Paul Goble. It was published by World Wisdom Books in 2007.



Tipi: Home of the Nomadic Buffalo Hunters is a reference book that documents the history and construction, as well as culture and spiritual significance of the tipi to the Plains Indians. The material is covered at both the large and small scale; offering information on the Plain Indians in general as well as individual tribes (including diagrams and illustrations of specific famous tipis).

When asked about the book, Goble explained "This book is the kind of book I began looking for, but never found. So I have made it for you." [1]


This book has been nominated for several awards, including:

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  1. Paul Goble, Tipi: Home of the Nomadic Buffalo Hunters