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  • The Basket Makers

    Short video featuring Clint and Lucy McKay from Dry Creek Rancheria in Sonoma.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cjk9SMEXVLw
    California

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    Interesting not many male basket weavers .

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    • tomf
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      Clint mentions is aunts Laura Somersal and Mabel Mckay (who were both famous basket makers) taught him. Laura Somersal also compiled a Wappo dictionary. Both women actively worked to maintain their culture and passing as much on to Clint must have been part of that. Not sure if he has siblings (sisters, even) that also learned. I do know he has daughters and granddaughters that will continue the family tradition.

      https://quailtopway.com/

    • tomf
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      https://www.drycreekrancheria.com/po...aura-somersal/

      Says men and women both made baskets.

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    Click image for larger version  Name:	73F6D597-A06B-42D1-A39D-D7B58578EDB1.jpeg Views:	7 Size:	204.9 KB ID:	601792Click image for larger version  Name:	A8D91BB3-5FF9-4B92-9432-BD1E8EEE6337.jpeg Views:	10 Size:	138.1 KB ID:	601791 Cool Article Tom. Great history. Here’s an Original Oil Painting done by a well known Yurok’ Indian Woman named Vera Ryerson’. She was born 1916’ in Northern Humboldt county. Some of her Baskets are in the Crocker’ Art Gallery. I actually found this painting on Ebay’ 20 years ago from a seller in Spokane WA. Veras’ Daughter lived in Spokane and was quite educated and well known. That’s no doubt how it ended up there.
    Last edited by Sage hen jack; 11-24-2021, 08:28 PM.

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    • tomf
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      Great painting, Jack. Lucky to find it. Turns out these women were vital links to knowledge that might easily have been lost. Glad they are recognized for it

  • #4
    Good post 👍
    Floridaboy.

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    • #5
      Would of loved to see how fast his wife made one of those . She was moving with purpose !
      Thank Tom nice post .

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