Yes, this really is an Ocracoke scene...from 1972. We had recently returned from working on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation in north-central Montana, and decided to sell a few craft items on Ocracoke during the summer season. This tipi housed our nascent craft shop that morphed into Village Craftsmen just one year later.
As you can see, heavy rains caused some problems in those days. Our current wood-frame building is much more practical as a craft gallery!
Do any of our readers remember the tipi?
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is about the 1977 recording of traditional Outer Banks folk music. You can read the article here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news032116.htm.