The Indian Tipi

Its History, Construction, and Use
Author: Reginald Laubin,Stanley Vestal
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806122366
Category: Social Science
Page: 350
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When the first edition of this book was published in 1957, the art of making a tipi was almost lost, even among American Indians. Since that time a tremendous resurgence of interest in the Indian way of life has occurred, resurgence due in part, at least, to the Laubins' life-long efforts at preservation and interpretation of Indian culture. As The Indian Tipi makes obvious, the American Indian is both a practical person and a natural artist. Indian inventions are commonly both serviceable and beautiful. Other tents are hard to pitch, hot in summer, cold in winter, poorly lighted, unventilated, easily blown down, and ugly to boot. The conical tipi of the Plains Indian has none of these faults. It can be pitched by one person. It is roomy, well ventilated at all times, cool in summer, well lighted, proof against high winds and heavy downpours, and, with its cheerful fire inside, snug in the severest winter weather. Moreover, its tilted cone, trim smoke flaps, and crown of poles, presenting a different silhouette from every angle, form a shapely, stately dwelling even without decoration. In this new edition the Laubins have retained all the invaluable aspects of the first edition, and have added a tremendous amount of new material on day-to-day living in the tipi: the section on Indian cooking has been expanded to include a large number and range of Indian foods and recipes, as well as methods of cooking over an open fire, with a reflector oven, and with a ground oven; there are new sections on making buckskin, making moccasins, and making cradle boards; there is a whole new section on child care and general household hints. Shoshoni, Cree, and Assiniboine designs have been added to the long list of tribal tipi types discussed. This new edition is richly illustrated with color and black and white photographs, and drawings to aid in constructing and living in the tipi. It is written primarily for the interested amateur, and will appeal to anyone who likes camping, the out-of-doors, and American Indian lore.

Crafting 'The Indian'

Knowledge, Desire, and Play in Indianist Reenactment
Author: Petra Tjitske Kalshoven
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857453459
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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In Europe, Indian hobbyism, or Indianism, has developed out of a strong fascination with Native American life in the 18th and 19th centuries. "Indian hobbyists" dress in homemade replicas of clothing, craft museum-quality replicas of artifacts, meet in fields dotted with tepees and reenact aspects of North American Indian lifeworlds, using ethnographies, travel diaries, and museum collections as resources. Grounded in fieldwork set among networks of Indian hobbyists in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and the Czech Republic, this ethnography analyzes this contemporary practice of serious leisure with respect to the general human desire for play, metaphor, and allusion. It provides insights into the increasing popularity of reenactment practices as they relate to a deeper understanding of human perception, imagination, and creativity.

Mathematics Across Cultures

The History of Non-Western Mathematics
Author: Helaine Selin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401143013
Category: Mathematics
Page: 479
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Mathematics Across Cultures: A History of Non-Western Mathematics consists of essays dealing with the mathematical knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Inca, Egyptian, and African mathematics, among others, the book includes essays on Rationality, Logic and Mathematics, and the transfer of knowledge from East to West. The essays address the connections between science and culture and relate the mathematical practices to the cultures which produced them. Each essay is well illustrated and contains an extensive bibliography. Because the geographic range is global, the book fills a gap in both the history of science and in cultural studies. It should find a place on the bookshelves of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars, as well as in libraries serving those groups.

Architecture in Motion

The history and development of portable building
Author: Robert Kronenburg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136704523
Category: Architecture
Page: 318
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The idea that architecture can be portable is one that grabs the imagination of both designers and the people who use it, perhaps because it so often forecasts a dynamic and creative solution to the complex problems of our contemporary mobile society, while at the same time dealing with issues of practicality, economy and sustainability. Architecture in Motion examines the development of portable, transportable, demountable and temporary architecture from prehistory to the present day. From familiar vernacular models such as the tent, mobile home and houseboat, to ambitious developments in military and construction engineering, all aspects of portable building are considered. Building on his earlier works Portable Architecture and Houses in Motion, Robert Kronenburg compares traditional forms of building, current commercial products and the work of innovative designers, and examines key contemporary portable buildings to reveal surprising, exciting and imaginative examples. He explores the philosophical and technological issues raised by these experimental and futuristic prototypes. By understanding the nature of transitory architecture, a new ecologically aware design strategy can be developed to prioritise buildings that 'tread lightly on the earth' and still convey the sense of identity and community necessary for an established responsible society. This book provides a unique insight into this pivotal field of design.

Annals of Wyoming


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Wyoming
Page: N.A
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A history of Canadian architecture


Author: Harold D. Kalman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 933
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The tent of meeting

an exploration of how symbolism can enhance surface and structural design
Author: Sara Kate Sherwin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 292
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The Sioux and other Native American cultures of the Dakotas

an annotated bibliography
Author: Herbert T. Hoover,Karen P. Zimmerman,Christopher J. Hoover
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 265
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This bibliography provides indepth coverage of the literature on the Sioux and other Native American peoples of the region. It concentrates on prehistory, traditional cultures, religion, the Sioux language, and works issued abroad.

Great Plains Research


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Plains
Page: N.A
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The Next Whole Earth Catalog

Access to Tools
Author: Stewart Brand
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Appropriate technology
Page: 608
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AIQ, American Indian Quarterly


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Indians of Central America
Page: N.A
View: 3131
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To Your Tents, O Israel!

The Terminology, Function, Form, and Symbolism of Tents in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East
Author: Michael M. Homan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bible
Page: 624
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Teacher's Guide to Indian Country


Author: Karen D. Harvey,Lisa D. Harjo
Publisher: Fulcrum Group
ISBN: 9781555919122
Category: Education
Page: 122
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America, History and Life

American history bibliography, books, articles and dissertations. Part C
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Canada
Page: N.A
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The Muzzleloader


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Firearms
Page: N.A
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Brand Book


Author: Westerners. Chicago Corral
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: West (U.S.)
Page: N.A
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Native Arts Of North America, Africa, And The South Pacific

An Introduction
Author: George A. Corbin
Publisher: Westview Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 313
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"This introduction to the art of tribal peoples of North America, Africa, and the South Pacific does not briefly cover the hundreds of artistic traditions in these three vast areas but rather studies i"

Reference encyclopedia of the American Indian


Author: Barry T. Klein
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780915344338
Category: Reference
Page: 679
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Lists the names, addresses, characteristics, and functions of associations, enterprises, museums, publications, educational facilities, and services related to American Indian affairs.

Learning Directory


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Teaching
Page: N.A
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Komplexität

Entwurfsstrategie und Weltbild
Author: Andrea Gleiniger,Georg Vrachliotis
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 303460971X
Category: Architecture
Page: 128
View: 6124
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Die Digitalisierung hat den Diskurs der Architektur verändert: Dieser ist mittlerweile von einer Fülle neuer Begriffe bestimmt, die bislang entweder keine oder doch andere Bedeutungen im Kontext der Architekturtheorie und des architektonischen Entwurfs hatten. Seine Begrifflichkeiten und Strategien werden zunehmend durch Einflüsse geprägt, die an der Schnittstelle zu wissenschaftlichen und kulturellen Vorstelllungen der modernen Informationstechnologie entstehen. Ziel der neuen Reihe Kontext Architektur ist es deshalb, eine kritische Auswahl jener Begriffe zur Debatte zu stellen, die im aktuellen Diskurs eine Rolle spielen. Als Vitruv den Architekten als „uomo universale" beschrieb, schuf er dessen Selbstverständnis als eines Generalisten, der eine komplexe Realität gestaltet. Der architektonische Begriff der Komplexität hielt allerdings mit der industriell-gesellschaftlichen Wirklichkeit nicht Schritt, er verflachte zu einer formalen Beliebigkeit. Die architektonische Moderne setzte dagegen die Vereinfachung "Less is More". Vor diesem Hintergrund führte Robert Venturi den Begriff in den Architekturdiskurs neu ein: Es ging dabei nicht nur um eine Wiedergewinnung der Komplexität der architektonischen Formen und ihrer Geschichte, sondern auch um das Eingehen auf das Vorgefundene als konkrete Realität. Heute prägt die Komplexitätsforschung, ausgehend von der Physik, den aktuellen Umgang mit dem Begriff der Komplexität. Sie hat eine neue Verbindung zwischen Naturwissenschaften und Informationstechnologie geknüpft und ist so zu einer zentralen Voraussetzung computerbasierter Entwurfskonzepte geworden.