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Donna Mae Largo Video Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Donna Mae Largo Video Collection
    Dates: 1983-2000
    Accession number: NA2009.024
    Creator: Cheatham, Maree
    Collection Size: 1.5 linear feet
    Repository: Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
    Palm Springs, California 92262
    Abstract: A series of videos featuring Cahuilla basketmaker, basketmaking instructor, and medicinal plant expert Donna Mae Largo teaching courses in these subjects in classes and at museums. Filmed between the years 1983-2000 by Maree Cheatham.
    Physical location: Stored off site. Advance notice required for access.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    (C) Maree Cheatham. Ownership of the physical collection belongs to the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. Publicity rights and/or cultural rights may be retained by the subjects or their heirs.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Donna Mae Largo Video Collection, NA2009.024, Agua Caliente Cultural Museum.

    Acquisition Information


    Biography / Administrative History

    Donna Mae Largo (1935-2009), member of the Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians, was a Cahuilla basketmaker, basketmaking instructor, medicinal plant expert, and was co-founder of Nex'wetem (Southern California Indian Basket Weavers). In 1983, Maree Cheatham began filming Donna Largo in classes, in the field, and when she spoke at museums and other public venues. Videos were filmed between the years 1983-2000.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Film footage of Cahuilla basketmaker, basketmaking instructor, and medicinal plant expert Donna Mae Largo. Recorded between 1983-2000.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection.
    Largo, Donna Mae
    Cheatham, Maree
    Wellman, Dawn
    McCarthy, Daniel
    Sisquouc, Lori
    Drake, Barbara
    Dominguez, Dee
    Rose, Kimberly
    Sanchez, Abe
    Southern California Indian Basket Weavers
    Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians
    Native American
    Basket making
    Medicinal plants
    Scrub sage
    Rock splitting
    Bird singing
    Bird songs