This is the story of how the Tipi is connected to the creation of life and the mother to the child. When little ones are born, they are slowly let down with a rope into the Tipi. The rope is the Spirit Mother’s umbilical cord, and the cord is the rope that ties the tipi poles together, creating a nest at the top for the baby. When the baby is born, the cord makes its journey to inside the tipi, and then the cord is used to make the baby swing. The Tipi is round like the sun, the moon, a bird’s nest, berries, the drum, the Earth and a woman’s belly when she is with child. There are 14 poles in a Cree Tipi that represent the 14 laws for living on the Earth. Following these laws makes us good human beings.