Hupa Karok (Karuk) Yurok
Hoopa Karuk Indian Baskets
Hupa Indian Baskets and Artifacts
The Hupa Group lived among the Klamath River areas of Northwest California.
The Hupa, Yurok, Karok, Tolowa and Wiyot Tribes make up the Hupa Group.
They made use of California hazel, pine root, squaw grass, and maiden hair fern.
The Hupa used twining and open twining techniques with false embroidery.
Twined Hats, trinket and storage baskets, and large burden baskets all
make up the Basketry of the Hupa group.
Indian Internet Sites
Klamath River Baskets: Research at the
California Academy of Sciences: Russ Hartman,
Senior Collection Manager, Department of Anthropology
An exhibition solely devoted to
Northwestern California Indian caps:
The People of the Klamath
"...there are so few weavers of basket caps that in the future
there may not be enough for the ceremonial dances." basketmaker Susan
FROM HER MIND MADE UP, WEAVING CAPS THE INDIAN WAY
This site is dedicated to Emma
Pearch who was a Karuk Dance Owner for the village
of Taxasufkara (at the mouth of what is now Pearch Creek) on the Klamath
River, near Orleans, California.
Scientists have discovered evidence suggesting that the Karuk people have
lived on the Klamath River for more than 10,000 years. Actually, the
people have been there since the beginning.
Professor Ron Johnson
TRIBAL ARTS REVIEW
Plank House (The Church) Takimilding 1989 Johnson Photo
Cedar Plank House 1989 Johnson Photo
- Acorn Soup
Cooking, Mildred Nixon, 1990 Johnson Photo
- Same as
Above, Close-up of Cooking
Dance (healing & purifying dance) 1970s Hoopa
Deerskin Dance (world renewal ceremony) 1897 Erikson Photo
Oliver - Baby Basket 1989 Johnson Photo
Dance Dress, Elsie Frank, 1901
Dance Hat, collected at Tsurai (Trinidad) 1793 British Museum,
Dance Hat, Ethel Williams, 1958-9, Private Collection
Dance Hat, Ethel Williams, 1960-2, Private Collection
Dance Hat, Ethel Williams, 1965, Private Collection
Gift Basket, Elizabeth Conrad Hickox, 1909-10 Clarke Museum,
Gift Basket, Elizabeth Conrad Hickox, c. 1916 Los Angeles County
Museum of Natural History
as above showing basket bottom interior
Gift Basket, Elizabeth Conrad Hickox, c. 1917, Private Coll.
Gift Basket, Elizabeth Conrad Hickox, c. 1917-25, Priv. Coll.
Gift Basket, Elizabeth Conrad Hickox, c. 1920, Private Coll.
Lidded Gift Basket, Elizabeth Conrad Hickox, c. 1917-25 Priv.
with Hupa Baskets
Favell Museum: Klamath Falls, Oregon
Sutter's Fort Indian Museum: Sacramento, Cal
Hoover Museum, Eureka California
Trees Of Mystery, Eureka California
OVERVIEW OF CALIFORNIA INDIAN HISTORY - Hupa, Karok, & Yurok
- By: Professor Edward