Leah Brady and sister Lois Whitney, Shoshone Indians living in Elko, are integral partners of the California Trail Interpretive Center. Leah and Lois’ Mother Elizabeth Brady (…White-Knife band), and father Webb (Pine-eater band) taught the girls Shoshone arts and survival. Mary Hall (Ft. Hall, Idaho?) the girls’ grandmother and her daughter Eva Piffero and other [read more…]
Argentine Pampas–Nevada High Desert. Not so different.
I should have measured how many miniscule stitches to the inch. Today, a week from when I visited the exhibit, I can’t begin to describe the braiding. Armando Deferrari and Pablo Lozano are Argentine master rawhide braiders. They and the Brazilians were guests of the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering this year, and some of their [read more…]
Move Over, Wayne Dyer. We’re headin’ for Winnemucca!
The lost purse story is circulating through Elko. O’Carrolls breakfast group in Lamoille heard it from Paula who got it from Cowboy John. Susan passed it to a bridge group in town, and from there it hit the Western Folklife Center. Wisconsin Sue is the lady holding the bag in this tale, and she’s feeling [read more…]
According to Ed Miller it was authentic enough to be designated a Ceilidh (kay-lee)
In the late 90s we brought Ed Miller to Sarah’s house at Cowboy Poetry Gathering time. He was part of the Gathering’s showcase that year of Scottish cowboy tradition. John and I, throughout the week, invite out-of-towners to dinner at Sarah’s, and Ed agreed to come. That evening after the meal he played guitar while [read more…]