Katúah: Bioregional Journal of the Southern Appalachians, Issue 18, Winter 1987-1988


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Katúah: Bioregional Journal of the Southern Appalachians, Issue 18, Winter 1987-1988


The eighteenth issue of the Katúah Journal focuses on vernacular shelter: log, frame, stone, yurts, earth-shelters, and membrane houses. Authors and artists in this issue include: Sam Gray, Adam Cohen, Greg Olson, Marnie Muller, Scott Bird, Rob Messick, Snow Bear, Rita Sims Quillen, Julia Nunnally Duncan, Michael Hockaday, Rob Messick, Martha Tree, Barbara Kirby, Colleen Redman, Bern Grey Owl, Douglas A. Rossman, David Wheeler, and Christina Morrison.

Katúah: Bioregional Journal of the Southern Appalachians, later simplified to Katúah Journal, was published from 1983 to 1993. A quarterly publication, it was focused on the bioregion of former Cherokee land in Appalachia. The early issues of the journal explain the meaning of the Cherokee name, Katúah, and why the editors wanted to view the world through a bioregional lens, rather than political boundaries. A volunteer production, the editors took a holistic view in tackling social, environmental, mental, spiritual, and emotional topics of the day, many of which are still relevant.

Table Of Contents

Protecting the Dreamer: Vernacular Values in Architecture by Sam Gray.......3

Dreams in Wood and Stone: Building Your Own Home by Adam Cohen.......5

A Mountain Home by Greg Olson.......8

Homemade Houses in Katúah: A Photo Feature.......9

Listening to Earth Energies by Marni Muller.......10

Earth-Sheltered Living by Scott Bird.......11

Membrane Houses by Rob Messick.......13

The Brush Shelter by Snow Bear.......14

Resource List: On Building and Design.......15

Solar Composting Toilet.......15

October Dusk: Poems by Rita Sims Quillen | Review by Julia Nunnally Duncan.......16

Good Medicine: "On Shelter".......7

The Future of the Black Bear: Conference Report.......19

Natural World News: Caldwell County Incinerator | Smokies Wilderness Bill | Poachers Caught | MRS in Congress | Forest Service Plan Appeal | Duke's Coley Creek Project | Asheville Recycling Center.......20

A Children's Page.......23

Drumming: Letters to Katúah.......24

"A Bourn of Buds": A Poem by Michael Hockaday.......7


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Bioregionalism--Appalachian Region, Southern
Sustainable living--Appalachian Region, Southern
Owner-built houses--Appalachian Region, Southern
Dwellings--Energy conservation
Vernacular architecture--Appalachian Region, Southern
Cherokee Indians--Dwellings
High-efficiency toilets
North Carolina, Western
Blue Ridge Mountains
Appalachian Region, Southern
North Carolina--Periodicals


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