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Plains Earthlodges
This collection of papers explores current research in the ethnography and archaeology of Plains earthlodges, considering a variety of Plains tribe, including the Mandan, Hidatsa, Cheyenne, and their late prehistoric period predecessors. Acknowleded experts in the field discuss topics including lodge construction, architecture, maintenance, deterioration, and lifespan; the ritual practives performed in them; their associations with craft traditions, medicine lodges, and the Sun Dance; their gender symbolism; and their geophysical signatures.
227 pages

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