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A sietch is a Fremen desert settlement in the Dune stories. The Fremen are a group of people in the Dune series of science fiction novels by Frank Herbert. ... Dune is a 1965 science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert. ...


"A place of refuge in time of danger," the sietch became the standard gathering place/community of the desert Fremen who lived in a constant state of danger. The Fremen, being the descendants of a tribe of Zensunni wanderers, used a language derived from Arabic. Sietch is very close to the Arabic Seeq, a desert town in Petra that was accessable only through a narrow canyon. It is possible that Frank Herbert derived the word from this town. The Fremen are a group of people in the Dune series of science fiction novels by Frank Herbert. ... The Fremen are a group of people in the Dune series of science fiction novels by Frank Herbert. ... Zensunni in Frank Herberts Dune series is a religious belief that is a hybrid of principles of Zen Buddhism and Sunni Islam. ... Frank Patrick Herbert (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was an American science fiction author. ...


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Welcome to The Sietch - Positive Change (409 words)
When your day isn’t going well, and things seem to be going badly, its nice to know that people are still out there fighting to make the world a wonderful place to live in.
The Sietch teams up with the red cross to open winter shelters during the blizzard of 2005.
Sietch members learn the age old art of pollarding.
NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Fremen (2663 words)
Each sietch has a naib, whose word is law unless someone is willing to challenge him for leadership.
This store is used as a bank for all the water owned by members of the sietch through water rings, as well as for the sietch's own store of water for the eventual transformation of their planet into something other than desert.
The Fremen spend all time out of their sietch in a stillsuit, a special body-enclosing suit designed to collect and recycle all the moisture the body releases, from urine, feces and sweat, to the exhalation of water vapor in the breath.
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