Havasupai Indian Twined basket c. 1900 Near Mint!

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Havasupai Twined basket

C. 1900

6 - 6 1/2" diameter x 4 3/8"h

Woven with willow and devils claw, this is an excellent example with tall sizes; near mint condition.

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The Havasupai Indians have lived on their land for over 800 years. They are considered nomads, as they used to spend the summer and spring months in the canyon farming, while spending the winter and fall months on the plateau hunting. In 1882, the U.S. government formed the Havasupai Indian Reservation which consisted of 518 acres (2.10 km²) of land inside the canyon. For 93 years they were confined to staying inside the canyon, which led to an increased reliance on farming and outside revenue (tourism) In 1975, the U.S. Government reallocated 185,000 acres (750 kmÂ
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