This is how the Plains Indians viewed their homes…
A Sioux proverb
A beautiful tipi is like a good mother. She hugs her children to her and protects them from heat and cold, snow and rain
Flying hawk, a Sioux chief,
The white man builds big house, cost much money, like big cage, shut out sun, can never move. The tipi is much better to live in: always clean, warm in winter, cool in summer; easy to move.