MIWOK & OHLONE Online

How much do you know about our California ancestors?  From our beaches and woods to today's neighborhoods, our Bay Area is and was home to indigenous First Peoples before anyone else.  Learn how ancient ways are preserved today—of using plants for making handmade fishing nets to baskets, baby carriers, hairbrushes, sea-going vessels, and toys.  View artifacts, harvest your own plant materials, practice knot tying and weaving skills, and use your own strong hands to make a boat that floats!

Best for participants 8 and older.
60-90 minutes
 

MATERIALS YOU NEED:

Internet connection

Plant lengths (sticks, twigs, branches, stems, etc.)

Scissors

Cord, twine, raffia, or string

Scrap cardboard (optional)

Another set of hands (optional)

 

BUILD A SERIES WITH:

Basket Weaving Intensive

Fibers & Fingers

Inca: Llamas & Looms

Native America Southwest

Olmec, Maya, & Aztec

Pocahontas: History & Myth

Rope Reverence

Weaving Around the World (Online)