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Read about Lily and her life of basketry

(from Native Peoples Magazine, v10 no. 3, Spring 1997)

This page is dedicated to Lily Baker, a modern master of Maidu basketry.

Lily passed on Nov. 2, 2006 at age 95., but her legacy will long outlive her many years.




Billie Blue-Elliston, Museum Technician, is a Native American of Miwok and Maidu descent who is widely respected and recognized as an expert in the care, handling and preservation of Native American museum objects. She also fulfills an important function as the State Museum Resource Center's liaison .

Courtesy of California Department of Parks and Recreation State Museum Resource Center