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
View: 9286
DOWNLOAD NOW »
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
View: 2406
DOWNLOAD NOW »
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
View: 6593
DOWNLOAD NOW »
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: 328
View: 8985
DOWNLOAD NOW »
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
View: 8532
DOWNLOAD NOW »


Eine komplette Anleitung zur Herstellung von einem Tipi


Author: Silvia McIntosh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783922708414
Category:
Page: 93
View: 3184
DOWNLOAD NOW »


A history of Canadian architecture


Author: Harold D. Kalman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 933
View: 1234
DOWNLOAD NOW »


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
View: 6275
DOWNLOAD NOW »


Ich singe mein Lied für Donner, Wind und Wolken

Das Leben von Fools Crow
Author: Thomas E. Mails
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3105618457
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
View: 7977
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Fools Crow (1890–1989), einer der letzten großen Häuptlinge der Sioux, erhielt in einer Vision den Auftrag, sein Wissen um die heiligen Traditionen seines Volkes aufzeichnen zu lassen. Sein von Thomas E. Mails niedergeschriebener Bericht ist ein faszinierendes Zeugnis der Weisheit einer »ökologischen Spiritualität«, deren Bedeutung für unser Überleben auf diesem Planeten heute von Indianern wie Nicht-Indianern wiederentdeckt wird. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

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
View: 8369
DOWNLOAD NOW »
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.

The Next Whole Earth Catalog

Access to Tools
Author: Stewart Brand
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Appropriate technology
Page: 608
View: 5607
DOWNLOAD NOW »


Great Plains Research


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Plains
Page: N.A
View: 7577
DOWNLOAD NOW »


AIQ, American Indian Quarterly


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Indians of Central America
Page: N.A
View: 8390
DOWNLOAD NOW »


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
View: 7987
DOWNLOAD NOW »


Teacher's Guide to Indian Country


Author: Karen D. Harvey,Lisa D. Harjo
Publisher: Fulcrum Group
ISBN: 9781555919122
Category: Education
Page: 122
View: 6132
DOWNLOAD NOW »


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
View: 714
DOWNLOAD NOW »


Brand Book


Author: Westerners. Chicago Corral
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: West (U.S.)
Page: N.A
View: 2493
DOWNLOAD NOW »


The Muzzleloader


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Firearms
Page: N.A
View: 8711
DOWNLOAD NOW »


Camp Counseling

Leadership and Programming for the Organized Camp
Author: Joel F. Meier,A. Viola Mitchell
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 9780697109675
Category: Camp counselors
Page: 530
View: 3850
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The seventh edition of Camp Counseling continues in the successful tradition of the six previous editions, emphasizing face-to-face leadership skills and programming ideas for the organized camp. In addition, the latest edition presents a fresh contemporary view of the trends, philosophies, and practices of the modern organized camp movement. New sections have been included to discuss important topics such as behavior management, environmental concerns, common health problems, and much more.

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
View: 3807
DOWNLOAD NOW »
"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"