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Basketmaking: Liddia Pasata

A basketmaker for over 25 years, Liddia Pasata has been teaching basket-weaving, pottery, beadwork, and moccasin-making to members of the Jicarilla Apache tribe since the early 1970's. She is a full-time cultural resource advisor for the tribe through the Jicarilla Department of Education at the Cultural Resource Center in Dulce, which she founded in 1980. Her teaching of traditional crafts includes exposure to cultural values.

Originally submitted by: Jeff Bingaman, Senator.

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