Friday, June 25, 2010

Tepee SkyWatch and Reflection

We met the kids at Tamastlikt Cultural Institute to visit the museum. The outdoor exhibit featured examples of dwelling construction over many centuries. This one was a below ground  living area. The Tepee frame would be covered with tightly woven willows.
From the other side it was reflected in the museum windows.

Different types of dwellings met the needs of the people at different times and in different circumstances.

This reminds me of the summer lodge of the Yakamas. The Tamastlikt Museum is operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla. The boys noted common images and themes from the tribes they study in Arizona, and we saw patterns similar to those we saw in Alaska and British Columbia. It is good to recognize those connections among all people.

A group of young people were doing beadwork in the outdoor area. One of the boys expressed interest in trying some beadwork, so I will be looking for some simple patterns and instructions, as well as some more beads and supplies for our camping trip with all the kids next week.

SkyWatch sights will be found at the dedicated SkyWatch site, and Weekend Reflections at James's Newtown Daily Photo.


Smalltown RN said...

That was very interesting....I hadn't seen some of those shapes of tepee's before...thank you for sharing.....have a great weekend!

Sanna said...

Interesting post and nice photos. =)

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Ciao Katney
interessante vedere in epoche passate com'erano le case dei nostri avi !
Certo che pensare che oggi abbiamo il computer....fà un certo effetto !!
Molto bello questo post.
Buona giornata.

Janie said...

Interesting cultural demonstration, and beautiful sky, too!

Manang Kim said...

Beautiful and interesting! Happy weekend!

SWF~Tell me

Sylvia K said...

This was so interesting! I really enjoyed reading it all and your photos are marvelous, not to mention the terrific reflections! Such a lovely, sunny day! Thanks for sharing the information and the beauty! Enjoy your weekend, Katney!


indicaspecies said...

Am here from Skywatch. This is a lovely post, thank you.

imac said...

Most interesting post.

Andrée said...

One of the most interesting posts for SWF. The photos are just fabulous!

awarewriter said...

Neat stuff. Thanks for sharing.