Free Downloads
California Indian Baskets: San Diego To Santa Barbara And Beyond To The San Joaquin Valley, Mountains And Deserts (Indian Baskets Of California And Oregon, Vol. II)

California Indian Baskets is lavishly illustrated in full color with rare baskets from the magnificent collections of the University of California, Harvard University, Smithsonian Institution, The British Museum, Madrid's Museo de America, Royal Museum of Scotland, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Southwest Museum and many other world-class museums and private collections. The vast majority of these rare baskets have never appeared in print before. Made possible in part through the support and vision of three California Indian tribes, this remarkable book is the result of decades of research by noted basketry scholar Ralph Shanks.Expertly researched and well written, California Indian Baskets honors the achievements of the First Californians. The book illuminates Native American art, history, technology, population movements, cultural interactions, and native plant uses. The book demonstrates basketry studies can rank with archeology, linguistics and DNA research in understanding and appreciating Native American culture and history. This is especially true in California where baskets were central to daily life. It was through basketry that the most populous and linguistically diverse Native American population in the United States was able to create a highly productive economy and vibrant cultural life with no agriculture and very limited use of pottery. Native California was not "pre-agricultural," but rather a land where basketry was combined with native plant resources so successfully that agriculture was not needed.

Series: Indian Baskets of California and Oregon, Vol. II

Hardcover: 168 pages

Publisher: Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin (July 7, 2010)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0930268202

ISBN-13: 978-0930268206

Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.7 x 11.4 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item

Best Sellers Rank: #1,600,659 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #170 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Baskets #3984 in Books > Politics & Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Specific Demographics > Native American Studies #4929 in Books > Arts & Photography > History & Criticism > Themes

California Indian Baskets: San Diego to Santa Barbara and Beyond to the San Joaquin Valley, Mountains and Deserts (Indian Baskets of California and Oregon, Vol. II) The American Fur Trade of the Far West: A History of the Pioneer Trading Posts and Early Fur Companies of the Missouri Valley & the Rocky Mountains & of the Overland Commerce with Santa Fe, Vol. 1 Indian Cooking: for Beginners - Indian Recipes Cookbook 101 - Indian Cuisine - Indian Culinary Traditions (Indian Food Recipes - Indian Food Cookbook for Beginners) Doña Barbara: La Devoradora de Hombres [Doña Barbara: The Men Devourer] Ghosts of America - Rocky Mountains and Deserts (Ghosts of America Local Book 9) Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara and Ventura Trees of Santa Barbara Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World (Random House Reader's Circle) Mountains Beyond Mountains: Healing the World: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer Rise and Fall of San Diego: 150 Million Years of History Recorded in Sedimentary Rocks Rise and Fall of San Diego: 150 Million Years of History Recorded in Sedimentary Rocks (Sunbelt Natural History Guides) Greetings from San Diego Cycling the Trails of San Diego: A Mountain Biker's Guide San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails: 32 Road and Mountain Bike Rides Through San Francisco and San Mateo Counties Handmade Baskets: 28 Beautiful Baskets to Make for Your Home Mountain Bike America: Oregon: An Atlas of Oregon's Greatest Off-Road Bicycle Rides War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S.-Mexican War (The Lamar Series in Western History) Southwestern Indian Baskets: Their History and Their Makers (Studies in American Indian Art) Climbing and Hiking in the Wind River Mountains, 3rd (Climbing Mountains Series) Elk/venado: S That Live in the Mountains = Animales De Las Montanas (Animals That Live in the Mountains/Animales De Las Montanas) (Spanish Edition)