Tag Archives: Culture

A Memorial to Old Abe

“In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever.” I’m fond of Abe Lincoln. Always have been. In grade school we learned the lessons of … Continue reading

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Art in Saddlery

Western Americana I had a horse when I was three years old. It was pure white with a thick molded mane and flowing tail. The reins were red and the saddle blue. I don’t remember where my young imagination took … Continue reading

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The eerie aura of Mo’okini

From generation to generation the story of Mo’okini has been told. On the northernmost tip of Hawai’i Island sits a massive stone ruins. The winds across Upolu Point rustle the grass of the hillside. The stones of the solitary ruins … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Hale

Hale. (HAH- leh). Hawaiian word for house. Ancient Hawaiians lived sustainably and recognized that human civilization is an integral part of the natural world. If the human community is to survive, the natural world and nature must be preserved and … Continue reading

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Chacoan Culture – architecture and abandonment

 Chaco Culture National Historic Park is remarkable. The canyon’s breathtaking architecture has drawn visitors from around the world. A thousand years ago Chaco Canyon was the center of a phenomenal culture. Monumental public architecture was constructed with rocks, mud, stone … Continue reading

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Chacoan Culture – some Great Houses

The Chaco Phenomenon was an instance of a rapid jump in culture. Huge three-and four-story houses built with exquisite stonework, and containing hundreds of rooms were built by people that only a short time prior were living in underground pit … Continue reading

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Chacoan Culture – Archeoastronomy

Archeoastronomy is the study of the beliefs and practices concerning astronomy that existed in ancient and prehistoric civilizations. The meanings of the sky vary from culture to culture. The sun, moon and stars above  mattered to our ancient ancestors. The … Continue reading

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