Two Winters In A Tipi

Author: Mark Warren
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762784857
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Two Winters In A Tipi from the Author: Mark Warren. One stormy August night, a lightning bolt struck Mark Warren’s tin-roofed farmhouse and burned everything to the ground. Even his metal tools melted. Friends loaned him a tent, but after just a month it began to break down—which Warren vowed not to do. Instead, he decided to follow a childhood dream and live in a tipi. Excitement stirred in his chest, and so began a two-year adventure of struggle, contemplation, and achievement that brought him even closer to the land that he called home. More than just the story of one man, Two Winters in a Tipi gives the history and use of the native structure, providing valuable advice, through Warren’s trial and error, about the confrontations that march toward a tipi dweller. It shows, without thumping the drum of environmental doom, how you can go back to the land for two days or two years. The wild plants that Natives harvested for food and medicine still grow nearby. The foods still nourish; the medicines still heal. As Warren beautifully reveals, the wild places of the past still exist in our everyday lives, and living that wilderness is still a possibility. It’s as close as the river running through your city, the woods in your neighborhood, or even the edges of your own backyard.

Chasing Alaska

Author: C. B. Bernard
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762794283
Size: 44.99 MB
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Chasing Alaska from the Author: C. B. Bernard. Alaska looms as a mythical, savage place, part nature preserve, part theme park, too vast to understand fully. Which is why C. B. Bernard lashed his canoe to his truck and traded the comforts of the Lower 48 for a remote island and a career as a reporter. He soon learned that a distant relation had made the same trek northwest a century earlier. Captain Joe Bernard spent decades in Alaska, amassing the largest single collection of Native artifacts ever gathered, giving his name to landmarks and even a now-extinct species of wolf. C. B. chased the legacy of this explorer and hunter up the family tree, tracking his correspondence, locating artifacts donated to museums, and finding his journals at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. Using these journals as guides, he threw himself into the state once known as Seward’s Folly, boating to remote islands, hiking distant forests, hunting and fishing the pristine environment, forming a landscape view of the place that had lured him and “Uncle Joe,” both men anchored beneath the Northern Lights in freezing, far-flung waters, separated only by time. Here, in crisp, crystalline prose, is his moving portrait of the Last Frontier, then and now.

Tipi

Author: Paul Goble
Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc
ISBN: 9781933316390
Size: 69.43 MB
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Tipi from the Author: Paul Goble. Presents a history of tipis, describing the different ways in which they were constructed, the many symbolic designs used to decorate them, and the practical and spiritual significance they had in the lives of Native Americans.

Home Work

Author: Lloyd Kahn
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780936070339
Size: 55.69 MB
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Home Work from the Author: Lloyd Kahn. A fascinating guide to homemade shelter presents images and ideas culled from across the globe, including bottle homes in the Nevada desert, tree houses on the South China Sea, Japanese stilt houses, and much, much more. Original.

Tehano

Author: Allen Wier
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Tehano from the Author: Allen Wier. With vivid and authentic detail and a storm of narrative power, Allen Wier's Tehano brings together historical and imagined events, giving readers a sense of the final years of the nineteenth century - a time both brutal and majestic - that spawned our present time. The disparate narrative skeins are collected through the efforts of Gideon Jones, a westering picaro who sets down his adventures and those of the people whose path he crosses.

The Story Of Two Jakes

Author: Merlin C. Williams
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462892345
Size: 73.80 MB
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The Story Of Two Jakes from the Author: Merlin C. Williams. Merlin C. Williams, a true outdoorsman whose love of hunting, fishing, canoeing, hiking, and a general love of being outside; led him to write a story based in the Rocky Mountains. Also known for his many travels to various countries such as Australia, Africa, Russia, and Europe for his work knowledge in Weather Modification (NOAA) and Program Managing (Ball Aerospace). He was also a dedicated Christian and family man to his 4 daughters and their families.

The Lost Universe

Author: Gene Weltfish
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803258716
Size: 35.11 MB
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The Lost Universe from the Author: Gene Weltfish. "A fascinating insight into the life and culture of the Pawnee people is achieved here by the author's presentation of carefully gathered information in the form of a narrative of one year in Pawnee village. The first few chapters lay the groundwork of kinship lines, followed by a narration of the life of one person in the village. Customs, ceremonies, beliefs, and hard work become apparent as the author leads one through the intricacies of the activities. Although it presents a great deal of detailed anthropological material, the manner of presentation turns the book into a readable account. . . . The book is based on years of first-hand study as well as scholarly research and is recom-mended as an in-depth study of Plains Indian life."—Reprint Bulletin-Book Reviews Gene Weltfish is coauthor, with Ruth Benedict, of The Races of Mankind. She is also the author of The Origins of Art and other books.

Blackfoot

Author: Barbara A. Gray-Kanatiiosh
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
ISBN: 1617848832
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Blackfoot from the Author: Barbara A. Gray-Kanatiiosh. An introduction to the history, social life and customs of the Blackfoot Indians, an Algonquian tribe of North America.

Horse Nations

Author: Peter Mitchell
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191008826
Size: 53.51 MB
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Horse Nations from the Author: Peter Mitchell. The Native American on a horse is an archetypal Hollywood image, but though such equestrian-focused societies were a relatively short-lived consequence of European expansion overseas, they were not restricted to North America's Plains. Horse Nations provides the first wide-ranging and up-to-date synthesis of the impact of the horse on the Indigenous societies of North and South America, southern Africa, and Australasia following its introduction as a result of European contact post-1492. Drawing on sources in a variety of languages and on the evidence of archaeology, anthropology, and history, the volume outlines the transformations that the acquisition of the horse wrought on a diverse range of groups within these four continents. It explores key topics such as changes in subsistence, technology, and belief systems, the horse's role in facilitating the emergence of more hierarchical social formations, and the interplay between ecology, climate, and human action in adopting the horse, as well as considering how far equestrian lifestyles were ultimately unsustainable.