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Dry Creek Legend – Laura Somersal

Jan. 25 2017 — Laura Somersal, well known Pomo weaver and teacher who lived among us from (1892-1990). She was known as one of the most talented Basket Weavers that ever lived. Her artistry, knowledge and passion for the spiritual practice of Basket Weaving was only rivaled by her poise and warmth as a teacher…

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Dry Creek Before The Flood

 Jan 20th. 2017 – Have you ever wondered what Dry Creek looked like before the flood and before Warm Springs Dam was built to create Lake Sonoma? Here we have an amazing gallery from our historical archives of what Dry Creek was like prior to 1982, when the Dam was completed. The vast profundity of…

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The American Indian College Fund

 Jan 11th 2017 –  The American Indian College Fund is educating the mind and spirit of Native American communities by providing Native student scholarships and programmatic support for the nation’s 34 accredited tribal colleges and universities, which are located on or near Indian reservations to provide access to an affordable, quality higher education while preserving Native cultures…

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Aerial View of The Dry Creek Rancheria

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Ancestrial Fish Weir Baskets

Dec 20th, 2016 – Our tribal ancestors were expert wardens of the land. They harvested fish from the Russian River for generations without negative impact to the fragile ecosystem of ancient Salmon migrations. Creating habitat ponds that diverted the river into small controlled areas allowed our ancestors to collect fish by the ton, feed their families and have a…

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Elizabeth Cordova Dollar Circa 1920

Dec. 12th. 2016..Here is an amazing look at one of the DCR’s oldest archival photo galleries. This gallery from our private collection features the Dry Creek Rancheria in the 20’s as well as an incredible timeless look at one of our Elders, Elizabeth Lozinto Cordova Dollar. From the Book “Healdsburg” on Google Books

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Pomo Elder Quote

Nov. 30th 2016  “My grandmother was born on a gravel bed along the creek many moons ago, before this land was taken from us, the salmon were so thick in the creek you could walk across them.”  Ruth Cordova

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DCR Pomo Arrowheads

Nov. 20th 2016     The Pomo of California were expert arrowmakers. Here we have a gallery of arrowheads from our archive. “The Dry Creek Phase” lasted from 500 BCE to 1300 CE. During this phase, we settled the lands at Sonoma Lake more extensively and permanently. Archaeologists believe Pomo took over the lands from the earlier…

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Our Culturally Driven Youth At The Brush Arbor

Nov. 12th – 2016 Our Culturally Driven Youth At The Brush Arbor

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California Indian Basketweavers Association

Oct. 13th 2016 – Visit the CIBA Website Here CIBA VISION STATEMENT

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