Our Native American basket collection has a wide variety of styles from many tribes. the main focus is on Cradle Baskets [huup] made from Sourberry shoots, split winter redbud, split sedge roots, chaparral [buckbrush] shoots, yarn red earth pigments and leather.
Our demonstration is Western Mono, but we offer information about the other local tribes too. Our similarities are based on trading, intermarriage, nomadically moving from the mountains to the valley, and use of similar plant and animal resources.
Trade information • Hunter/Gatherer Society • Baskets • Baby Baskets • and more
• Hands-on: Students move with Instructors who explains the process of making acorn mush, then they crack, shell, and grind acorn in the mortar and pestle and/or use the baskets to clean and sift.
One spring morning when the flowers were in full bloom and the butterflies were fluttering among them, the coyote had the urge to take a walk down through the woods by the way of a trail which animals had made. After he had gone quiet a little distance, he stopped to rest by a running stream. He took a cool drink of water.
The Museum needs your support in keeping our Pow Wow alive! This is a community event that promotes and instills pride in our Native and non-Native families. Our Pow Wow gives our younger generations a chance to dance and celebrate our rich traditional history with dancing and culture.