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Sorry to overwhelm you - I got excited. :-/Please refresh your page as I just added more to my previous posting.
Very interestiing and great pix. With the education I'm getting here, I ought to be able to ask some very interesting questions of the people I know who work for YNPS. Thanks, Yosemite Indian.
Here is a link to a site with lots of different viewers. They even have one that works with computer screens.http://www.berezin.com/3D/viewers1.htm http://www.berezin.com/3D/screenscope.htmYosemite Indian do your people still practice traditional crafts. Stuff like basketmaking, clothing and footwear. Did they do any sort of carving wood or bone? The New Zealand Maori had a great tradition in thisHere are some of mine. Traditionally, these are whalebone, mine are beef.
Yosemite Indian, I have been around people talking about trying to get recognized. I know some of them. I have met some of the people helping them. It seems some may be going for the obvious future profit potential. Politics being what they are, are in full force in the park. I am all for the Indian businesses if it helps them and they use it for the benefit of all who are willing to work for it -- not just for the group who has control of the purse strings. It seems that alliances should be formed and groups should work together based on truth but politics and big money many times do not mix with truth. I have been upstairs and in the history room at the museum. Even had a meal or two there with friends and YNPS employees.Even if there is little chance of changes because of the issues and politics involved, you can bet that I will present some information to my friends. Truth is still truth. Should make for lively conversation at the next get together.Do your people have gatherings that the public are allowed at? Here they have PowWows and Big Time. There is a group from Stockton who does traditional dancing and drumming at the PowWows, that comes here. I had a good conversation with the head man of the group. Very tall -- nice guy. I think it's great that some care enough to continue to try to pass on the old traditions before it is lost.Jonesy --did you carve those --Are you an honorary Maori? Thanks for the viewer link, Jonesy. I guess we should start a page of public domain stereo pictures for educational purposes- maybe in off the topic area, then we could share and print old pictures at home that should be preserved and studied along with information pertinent to each one.
Yosemite Indian, I loved the cave and Kiva like house. I am a troglodyte -- how could I not. There is a different feeling when you are surrounded by earth as I am right now. Kind of like the legendary vampire having to return to his native soil at night. I do not like to be away from my cabin and it is always a hurried driving desire to get back from the valley below to my hole in the side of the mountain. We spent the good part of a day exploring the Lava tubes in Northern California. I have considered building some Native American style structures on my property. They just seem to fit with the earth better--- not like the houses built in the urban sprawl of the big cities.I have always planned on landscaping my uphill patio with a miniature scene of a Native American pueblo. I have a picture of Acoma I was considering modeling it after. Sassy says after I finish more of the cabin. :-/