In the Land of the War Canoes

“Scenes from the 1914 silent film by Edward Curtis. Also known as ‘In the Land of the Head Hunters.'”

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to In the Land of the War Canoes

  1. For anyone who is drawn to this sort of thing, it's well worth a visit to the U'mista Cultural Society in Alert Bay, B.C. (U'mista means "return"; in this case the return of artifacts to the people who actually made them). There's also an amazing elementary school in Alert Bay which combines Kwakwaka'wakw with contemporary architecture and has a Kwakwaka'wakw immersion program.

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