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Day Dreams - Crater Lake

Day Dreams - Crater Lake

December 12, 2019

This photograph of a Klamath Native American was taken in 1923 on the edge of Crater Lake in Oregon. For many, Crater Lake was a spiritual place and regarded as an "abode to the Great Spirit." Due to several unique factors...
TOLOWA DANCING HEAD DRESS

TOLOWA DANCING HEAD DRESS

December 06, 2019

The head-dress is of the type common to the Klamath River tribes - a broad band of deerskin partially covered with a row of red scalps of woodpecker. The massive necklace of clam-shell beads indicates...
Yurok Canoe On Trinity River

YUROK CANOE ON TRINITY RIVER

November 29, 2019

The Yurok canoe is a hollowed section of a redwood log. The aboriginal implements for canoe-making were a stone hammer and an elk-horn chisel for cutting the log and removing a number of slabs in order to...

the Curtis Gallery store front in Monterey, CA

The Curtis Gallery in Monterey is Open

November 22, 2019

Edward S. Curtis’ photogravure plates available for purchase. These images represent the images of tribes visited by Curtis during his preparations for his master work – The North American Indian – The Vanishing Race.

Karok Baskets

KAROK BASKETS

November 22, 2019

The basketry process of the Karok is always twining. The usual materials are hazel rod for the warp, roots of the digger or the yellow pine for the weft, and Xerophyllum grass for white overlay. The basket maker uses bark of the maidenhair fern for black, and fibers from...
FISH WEIR ACROSS TRINITY RIVER - HUPA

FISH WEIR ACROSS TRINITY RIVER - HUPA

November 15, 2019

The Hupa, like many tribes in the area, fished for salmon in the Klamath and Trinity rivers. One of the methods they used to capture fish was the fish weir, which tribal members would maintain. A fisherman stands on...

Achomawi Basket Maker

The Achomawi Basket Maker

November 12, 2019

The Achomawi, or Pit River Indians, produce baskets only by the process known as twining, which is true weaving, never by coiling, which is actually a sewing process. In general their baskets have bottoms and sides slightly rounded, openings broad, and depth...