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WHAT THE BASKET MEANS TO THE INDIAN : Page 171


When there is not a baby on her back the squaw has other burdens to carry—wood for the camp-fire, meat from the hunt, fish, grain, nuts, fruit and water; and, again, netted twine or woven basket serves every purpose. One of the most beautiful and expressive designs ever made by an untutored hand was wrought out in a large bag of netted yucca fibre deliberately manufactured as a wood carrier by a bronze savage girl in one of the out-of-the-way corners of the Southwest.

KLIKITAT AND QUINAIELT CARRYING BASKETS

Figure 6. KLIKITAT AND QUINAIELT CARRYING BASKETS

(Oregon and Washington)

Designs represent mountains, streams, rippling waves and fertile valleys, where

the plumed quail abounds

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