Read about the Sioux tribe in the book, If You Lived with the Sioux.
Make a Sioux Teepee:
Materials: long bamboo or wooden skewers, string, faux suede, a piece of faux wool or felt, paint, hot glue, cardboard for foundation
Take four skewers and tie a string around them at the top.
Take your piece of cardboard. Spreading out the bottom of the skewers, mark four points to place globs of hot glue. Then put for globs of hot glue and quickly anchor your skewers into them and hold them as they dry.
Now you should have the frame for your teepee with the top tied.
Wrap your faux suede around the frame (when it is completely dry) and cut around the bottom and top to make it the appropriate size.
Position your faux suede so that the ends come together in between two skewers because that will be where the door is.
Quickly place hot glue along each skewers and wrap the faux suede around the frame. Hold it in place until it dries ( about 2 minutes).
Glue open a flap at the bottom for the door. Also glue open a flap at the top. The Sioux kept the top flap open when weather permitted to allow the smoke from the fire to escape and to view the stars.
Use your paint to decorate your teepee.