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Nevada State Historical Marker No. 77 is located at the entrance to the Stewart Cemetery east of Snyder Avenue and the Stewart Indian School.
Waymark Code: WMF8E7
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 09/10/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
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This Historical Marker honors the life and influence of one of Nevada's greatest Native American figures.
Marker Title (required): Dat-So-La-Lee

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 77

Marker Text (required):
Famed Washoe basketmaker, Datsolalee, is buried in this cemetery. Also known as Louisa Keyser, Dat So La Lee, and Dabuda, her 120+ major documented baskets were made expressly for sale to Arts and Crafts collectors from 1895 until her death in 1925 under patronage of the Cohn family. Datsolalee’s baskets are prized by collectors and displayed in museums across the country. Utilitarian, straight-walled, decorated coiled willow basketry is a Washoe tradition extending back thousands of years. Datsolalee introduced the spherical Washoe degikup willow basket with innovative decorative motifs in bracken fern and redbud fibers. She and her patrons promoted this craft to the public, elevated it to an art form, and, most importantly, motivated basketry production by other tribal members during a period when the Washoe were recovering from mid-nineteenth-century loss of their homelands and aboriginal lifeways.

County (required): Carson City

Marker Type (required): Full Size (with blue painted mesh)

Other Marker Type (optional): None

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

Other Damage Type (optional): None

URL - Website (optional): [Web Link]

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