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Collection of original (edited) articles dating from 1888 to 1963 and arranged by culture areas; history, evolution, and demography; and social perspectives of the mid-twentieth century. Includes references, additional reading list, and a directory of 250 educational films. Underhill, Ruth M. Red Man’s America: A History of Indians in the United States. Sixth impression. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1960. Surveys origins, history, social customs, material culture, religion, and mythology.

A piece of ice might also be placed into the wall to provide natural lighting. Semi-Subterranean Houses. Far more common than the snow house was the semi-subterranean house, found from East Greenland to South Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. Excavated several feet into the ground, these shelters generally consisted of a wood, stone, or whalebone framework covered with insulating sod. Because of the great effort involved in building and maintaining such shelters, they tended to be used by groups with year-round or seasonally occupied villages.

Written from the perspective of the first peoples of North America. See also: Arts and Crafts: Southeast; Beads and Beadwork; Dress and Adornment; Headdresses; Quillwork; Shells and Shellwork. Architecture: Arctic / 35 Architecture: Arctic Tribes affected: Aleut, Inuit, Yupik Significance: Although the domed snow house is the most widely recognized Arctic habitation, a number of other types of structures have been used by groups in the Arctic culture area. Throughout the Arctic, housing styles were largely a function of four factors: local weather conditions, availability of raw materials, requirements for mobility, and household size and organization.

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