On the Origin of Tepees

By Jonnie Hughes

All through heritage, we people have prided ourselves on our skill to have rules, yet might be this satisfaction is lost. maybe rules have us. during this publication, technological know-how author and documentary filmmaker Jonnie Hughes investigates the evolution of rules, looking at how they appear to have lives in their personal. Adopting the function of a cultural Charles Darwin, Hughes travels around the Midwest together with his brother to watch firsthand the normal historical past of ideas--the styles in their edition, inheritance, and choice within the cultural panorama. in preference to Darwin's oceanic islands, Hughes visits the "mind islands" of local American tribes. rather than finches, Hughes searches for symptoms of typical choice one of the tepees. With a knack for locating the humor within the quirks of the yankee cultural panorama, Hughes takes us on a travel from the Mall of the United States in Minneapolis to what he calls the "maul" of America--Custer's final stand--stopping at roadsides and discoursing on sandwiches, the form of cowboy hats, the evolution of barn roofs, and extra. unique, witty, and interesting, "On the foundation of Tepees "offers a clean method of realizing either our principles and ourselves.

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