Weaving a California Tradition: A Native American Basketmaker

by Linda Yamane and Dugan Aguilar

Eleven-year-old Carly Tex, a member of the Western Mono tribe in California, is continuing... read more

Eleven-year-old Carly Tex, a member of the Western Mono tribe in California, is continuing the tradition of basketweaving that has been part of her family and her culture for generations. Carly enjoys learning from her aunt and mother about gathering and preparing grasses, branches and other materials required for weaving, and about the various methods for creating baskets. With her entire family, which includes her father, a younger sister, and an older sister home from college, Carly also attends a California Indian Basketweavers Gathering, where she displays her work and continues to learn. Dugan Aguilar's color photographs accompany Linda Yamane's sensitive, informative text that also discusses the beliefs that go hand-in-hand with the Western Mono weaving tradition. (Ages 7-11)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1996

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