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“Definitive…..This is…..a book about ritual, religion and family life as much as it is a book about buildings…..The author’s knowing observations on this subject have much to tell students of all kinds of architecture, far beyond the wigwam and the pueblo.”

                               Paul Goldberger, The New York Times Book Review



“[A] long-needed study……A brilliant and beautiful book. Not for one hundred years has there been an attempt to describe the full range of Native American buildings, but it has been worth the wait for this magnificent survey that covers the breadth of the continent from the Arctic to northern Mexico.”                      

                                                  Allan Temko, San Francisco Chronicle



“A rich, wide-ranging depiction of American Indian culture, belief, and history....The illustrations alone make the book a treasure for both the general reader and the specialist.”                                 

                                                          Stanley A. Freed, Natural History



“Will….appeal to those who appreciate books as works of art…..Rich in information, rich in reinterpretations and discoveries pre-literate American architecture”

                                       J.B. Jackson, Los Angeles Times Book Review

Tlingit house reconstruction, Ketchikan, Alaska

                  NORTHWEST COAST

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