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A Study of Pueblo Architecture: Tusayan and Cibola

Eighth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1886-1887

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Published: 1891
Language: English
Wordcount: 96,479 / 296 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 44.6
LoC Categories: D, NA, CC
Downloads: 952
Added to site: 2006.11.18
mnybks.net#: 15290
Origin: gutenberg.org

Government Printing Office, Washington, 1891, pages 3-228

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anyon de Chelly group there is even some trace of traditional connection, as is set forth by Mr. Stephen in Chapter I. The more detailed studies of these ruins, to be published later, together with the material embodied in the present paper, will, it is thought, furnish a record of the principal characteristics of an important type of primitive architecture, which, under the influence of the arid environment of the southwestern plateaus, has developed from the rude lodge into the many-storied house of rectangular rooms. Indications of some of the steps of this development are traceable even in the architecture of the present day.

The pueblo of Zuñi was surveyed by the writer in the autumn of 1881 with a view to procuring the necessary data for the construction of a large-scale model of this pueblo. For this reason the work afforded a record of external features only.

The modern pueblos of Tusayan were similarly surveyed in the following season (1882-'83), the plans being supplemented by p

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