Pinoleville Band Pomo official tribal website of the band whose class action lawsuit forced retribalization of 17 terminated California tribes.
Pomo History -- Nothing to do with Spanish missions; Pomo people were wiped out by Russian fur traders, white miners and farmers. The first U.S. army massacre, setting the stage for those of the Plains a generation later.
Elsie Allen's Page -- a famed Pomo basketweaver-elder's own history and more modern Pomo history
POMO BASKETMAKING: A SUPREME ART FOR THE WEAVER, by Elsie Allen, book review
WEAVING THE DREAM, Mabel McKay -- autobiography of Pomo elder, historian, spiritual leader and master basketweaver, book review
Gallery of Pomo Feather and Beaded Fancy Baskets -- and their makers, and some techniques
California Basket Plants -- Susie Billy, Elsie Allen's grand-neice, carries on Pomo basketry tradition, discusses the problems of environment and plants for traditional Native American basketweavers
Elsie Allen Baskets-- 3 generations of Pomo weavers -- Elsie Allen, her mother, and her grand-niece Susan Billy. Unfortunately the exhibit (Oakland Museum) is over, and there are no pix and not much info on this page.
Dam and Lake Sonoma drown the Pomo women's plant valley -- they save some plantsIntertribal Indian National Park -- a first. Sinkyone Forest Uplands to be owned and managed by Pomo bands, Wiyots, Karuks and others of northern California
Kashaya/Pomo bibliography on-line. Mostly anthropological, publications in California libraries.
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Text, maps and graphics copyright -- Paula Giese, 1996, 1997 except where elsewhere attributed.
CREDITS: Map was adapted from a portion of the California tribes map in Tiller, "American Indian Reservations and Trust Areas," U.S. Economic Development Administration, Department of commerce, 1996.
Last updated: 1/20/97