The California native village recreation, Kule Loklo, at the Point Reyes National Seashore is again the site for the Big Time gathering of dancers, native story tellers, native and non-native craft and skill demonstrators and much more known as a Big Time.
Miwok Archaeological Preserve of Marin cooperates with the National Park Service and College of Marin in this year’s presentation of many aspects of living California Native cultures. A class for college credit is offered at the Red Barn from 10 AM to 12 PM and the village is filled with presentations for children and adults from 10 AM to 4 PM.
Watch for updates and save the July 19 for seeing Kule Loklo at its liveliest!
Now through June 1, 2014
Sonoma County Museum in Santa Rosa describes Precious Cargo exhibit of Natvie cradles this way, “California Indian people have relied on cradle baskets for centuries to protect their children and also to play a role in shaping a child’s character and directing his or her future. The basket becomes a vehicle for the community’s most serious views concerning health and one’s relationship with the world. This exhibition is on loan from the Museum of the American Indian in Novato.”
College of Marin Community Education is offering a course on California Indian Baskets. Instructors are Ralph Shanks, author of two books on California baskets, Lisa Woo Shanks, co-author and Robert Brewer. After an introduction students will be divided into groups for direct experiences from baskets from several California native groups. A Pomo cradle similar to one illustrated by Sonoma County Museum will be among the baskets to be seen in person, not on static display.
Search College of Marin courses for: CULT 9654A – California Indian BasketsCE01/25/14-01/25/14S10:00-12:00KTDSMN 106CLAS
Register soon for a rare, direct experience with rarely-seen California Indian baskets