|People & Life Ways|
|Riches, Ranching & Railroads|
The coming of Euro-American
settlers changed the native lifestyle. Baskets were less important
because metal pots and glass bowls could be used instead.
In the early twentieth century
people became interested in baskets and other crafts made by Native Americans.
The skill of basketmaking was revived. The new baskets, however,
were different from the baskets of the past. To please the non-native
buyers, the baskets were more decorative. They
were not intended to be used for work, but to be put on display and admired
for their beauty.
1: Lost City Museum
2: Nevada State Museum and Historical Society