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The Wa She Shu It’ Deh Native American Arts Festival
July 26, 2014 @ 10:00 am - July 27, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
The Wa She Shu It’ Deh Native American Arts Festival features traditional American Indian dancers and drum performers, basket weaving displays, art, and great food. The basket weaving competition features over fourteen different categories. The Washoe are highly regarded for their master craftsmanship of baskets and have had several well-known weavers throughout their history, including Dat So La Lee. The Washoe are the original inhabitants of Da ow aga (Lake Tahoe) and all the lands surrounding it. Washoe ancestral territory consists of a nuclear area with Lake Tahoe at its heart, and a peripheral area that was frequently shared with neighboring tribes. The Washoe re-unite on the last weekend of July at the Tallac Historic Site to honor their culture and heritage during this annual festival. Sponsored by the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, this event is free to attend, and open to the public.
The festival runs 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday on Valhalla’s Grand Lawn. Call 800-769-2746 or visit www.washoetribe.us for more information.