When California was Spanish: Native Americans in New Spain

This indigenous artist used coats of arms from Spanish coins in this basket

Juana Basilia Sitmelelene, Coin (Presentation) Basket, Chumash, Mission San Buenaventura, c. 1815-22, sumac, juncus textilis, mud dye, 9 x 48 cm (National Museum of the American Indian).Speakers: Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank and Dr. Steven Zucker


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This basket at The National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution

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