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By Lillian A. Ackerman

Among local American Plateau humans, ladies are very important tradition bearers, liable for passing religious values from one iteration to the following by way of many skill, together with handbook paintings types, tales, and songs. This publication explores all the Plateau arts through local American legends and poems, articles via a variety of students, and interviews with local American girls artists.

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Page 21 It was imperative that she consult with her relatives and children before she gave me permission to come to her home. It was important that her recording be done surrounded by this natural, pristine environment. She nodded her head to me and we began: "In the beginning, the Creator made this earth. Upon it, He made man and all living things. He made the water, in it He gently placed all kinds of fish people. He made the animals and birds. He created all kinds of food for every creature on this earth.

No major decisions were made without her input. Her most important role, however, was that of grandmother. She not only loved her grandchildren, she was an educator. It was up to her to socialize them, comfort them, and train them for the guardian spirit quest that would prepare them for adulthood. The mother was not available for this role because she was busy helping to support the household through her subsistence activities. The grandmother told the grandchildren the stories that transmitted family and tribal history and tradition and taught them the ideals of behavior.

Clark 28 Interview with Rena Katherine Ramsey 31 Chapter Two Weaving Origin of Basket Weaving, Virginia Beavert 35 Coyote Meets Wind and Some Others, Mourning Dove 39 Basketry Styles of the Plateau Region, Lynette Miller 41 The Baskets and the Klickitats, Minnie Marie Slockish 55 Preserving an Art: Klikitat Basketry, Nettie Jackson with Mary Schlick 57 Interview with Nettie Jackson 61 Interview with Elaine Emerson 63 Interview with Rose Frank 65 Chapter Three Hideworking The Invisible Dress, Elizabeth Woody 69 Plateau Native Leather Clothing, Traditional and Modern, Richard Conn 71 Page vi 1.

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