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Ralph Shanks photograph of Laura Fish Somersal, 1982

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Creator:
Shanks, Ralph
Subject:
Somersal, Laura 1892-1990
Physical description:
1 print : silver gelatin
Culture:
Wappo Indians
Indians of North America California
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Date:
1982
Notes:
According to photographer Ralph Shanks, Laura Fish Somersal was the "last Wappo speaker" as well as a basket-maker who used traditional Wappo materials and technique. She was also an informant for Jesse O. Sawyer's English-Wappo dictionary, published by the University of California, Berkeley.
Summary:
Photograph depicting Laura Fish Somersal, a Wappo basket weaver. The photograph was made in Sonoma County, California, on July 28, 1982.
Cite as:
Photo lot 82-69, Ralph Shanks photograph of Laura Fish SomersalNational Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Basket making
Local number:
NAA Photo Lot 82-69
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives

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