Tag Archives: William A. Turnbaugh

Native American Red Stone Pipes

Native American Red Stone Pipes

By William A. Turnbaugh, Ph.D. Native American traditions and mythology highlight the regard that the New World’s people have long held for their smoking pipes. Links between the tobacco pipe, the gods and the tribe stand forth in the belief systems of many American Indian societies. For most, their pipes symbolized group identification and cosmic […]

Inuit Sculpture

Inuit Sculpture

By Sarah P. Turnbaugh Photos by William A. Turnbaugh As crisp cooler days and long evenings usher in autumn, our thoughts turn to cold-weather activities, collectibles, and art. Stone sculptures of marine mammals or birds, parka-clad hunters, or similar carvings, occasionally show up in flea markets or group shops with no information attached. In addition […]

Discovering American Indian Baskets

Discovering American Indian Baskets

Discovering American Indian Baskets by Sarah Peabody Turnbaugh and William A. Turnbaugh Baskets, big or small, plain or fancy, flat or deep, are all around us. They hold dinner rolls, houseplants, keys and mail and sewing notions, and even paperclips and office files. We use baskets in countless ways, often every day. Yet, baskets are […]