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Native American Baskets Reflect California’s Early Identity

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Aired 4/19/09

Maureen Cavanaugh (Guest Host): The Southern California basket trade during the late 19th and early 20th centuries created a new identity for Native Americans and Southern California natives. Some Americans feared that the country's growing modernization promoted a departure from the simpler life. Why did Americans from the east venture west in search of Native American art?

The Weaving Connections exhibit runs through Sept. 30 th at the California Center for the Arts .

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  • Jessica Horton, curator of Weaving Connections, an exhibit that examines the cultural exchanges during the Southern California basket trade.

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