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Indigenous Architecture: Envisioning, Designing, and Building The Museum At Warm Springs

Abstract Many Indigenous communities in North America develop tribal museums to preserve and control tribal knowledge and heritage and counteract negative effects of colonization. Tribal museums employ many Indigenous strategies related to Indigenous languages, knowledges, and material heritage. I argue that architecture can be an Indigenous strategy, too, by privileging Indigeneity through design processes, accommodating Indigenous activities, and representing Indigenous identities. Yet it is not clear how to design culturally appropriate Indigenous architectures meeting needs of contemporary Indigenous communities. Because few Indigenous people are architects, most tribal communities hire designers from outside of their communities. Fundamental di... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Marshall, Anne Lawrason (Author) / Crewe, Katherine (Advisor) / Jojola, Theodore (Committee member) / Paxson, Lynn (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Architecture / Native American studies / American history / architecture / design process / Indigenous / Native / tribal museum / Warm Springs
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 288 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Architecture 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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