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Within Our Reservations
Glint of impish grin
Ancient humor living freely
Amidst old scattered clothes
Starving dogs…and children
Magic of the amorphis realms
Subtleties that escape
Stories that describe yet
So much more…
Not only do we forget to listen
But we have forgotten altogether
Visible in this cauldron of pain
Audible in the dreams
Of those who linger
For the outcome of our endless
Yet never conquered
The profundity of spiritual grace
Has never been lost
To the Lakota…
Leaders of the old ways
Remerge in our hearts
That we may learn
Of true human community
We gather, now…
To learn from your healing
We’re still reeling
From the brutality of
our ancestors polluted hearts
that plundered realities
lying buried under
our cultural whitewash…
See me, oh mother of us all
I stand here before you
In the river of your clear vision.
Wash us all
In the forward flowing current
into your healing graceful pool
of healthy human spirits
Anchored… by your heart
Of compassionate love.
our personnel and their philosophies
everything touches everything else
PDF document & JPG file
a powerpoint slide show
Leola One Feather's House
a Google page, based on
"cob house" inquiry. Using this search was the primary method by which we obtained photos of cob cottages for this site.
depends on lots of things
look at appraised value, fotos of Snohomish, Washington, cob house
california woman finds irresistible lure in Lakota mud
Lakota woman faces challenges a Solzhenitsyn character would find familiar
2007 budget and income/expense
mud up to their elbows and knees
Excellent fact-filled piece about Pine Ridge
(broadcast 4 Dec. 2006)
Permitting ~ Codes ~ Zoning
Natural Villages Worldwide
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We highly recommend
We can't think of another how-to-do-it book that makes one feel so good just to own it.
Ianto, Michael and Linda not only provide step-by-step info on building a cob cottage, they make you want to build one. Intensely.
Very good writing. Clear instructions. Inspirational prose.
Village Earth Pine Ridge Project
Preserving rainforests and
indigenous ways of life
The Cob Builders Handbook is the second book in do-it-yourself earth-based home builders' libraries.
Becky Bee is liberally credited in The Hand-Sculpted House with having developed some of the labor-saving efficiencies described by Ianto Evans in that book.
solar, wind, or water conversion
Nice short piece on Lakota history from about 1630 to present. We don't vouch for its accuracy, but it seems about right to us. Lots of great pictures.
Great workshop photos!!