Donna Mae Largo Video Collection

Jon M. Fletcher
Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
901 E Tahquitz Canyon Way Ste C-204
Palm Springs, California 92262
Phone: (760) 778-1079
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(c) 2009
Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. All rights reserved.

Donna Mae Largo Video Collection

Accession number: NA2009.024

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

ACCM Archives

Palm Springs, California
Processed by:
Jon M. Fletcher
Date Completed:
05/05/2009
Encoded by:
Jon M. Fletcher
(c) 2009 Maree Cheatham.

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

Access

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

Donation.

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
Nex'Wetem
Nexwetem
Southern California Indian Basket Weavers
Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians
Hemet
Anza
Native American
Basketry
Basket making
Cahuilla
Medicinal plants
Sumac
Juncus
Deergrass
Cottonwood
Scrub sage
Rock splitting
Acorn
Wiwish
Bird singing
Bird songs
Sumac


 

Donna Mae Largo Video Collection 1983-2000

Physical Description: 1.5 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Film footage of Cahuilla basketmaker, basketmaking instructor, medicinal plant expert, and basketmaking instructor Donna Mae Largo. Recorded between 1983-2000.
Item NA2009.024.001

Title: Donna Largo and Dawn Wellman Discuss Local History

Scope and Content Note

Video recording featuring Donna Largo and Dawn Wellman having a conversation on local history over lunch. (September 5, 1983)
Item NA2009.024.002

Title: Indian Day PowWow Demonstration of Cahuilla Basket-Making with Donna Largo

Scope and Content Note

Video recording featuring Donna Largo at an Indian Day PowWow demonstration of Cahuilla basket-making. (October, 1991)
Item NA2009.024.003

Title: Claremont Diorama Discussion with Donna Largo

Scope and Content Note

Video recording featuring Donna Largo showing a diorama of of baskets and basketry materials in Claremont. She explains the materials sumac, juncus, and deergrass as well as basket designs. (1994)
Item NA2009.024.004

Title: Donna Largo at the Autry Museum, Part One

Scope and Content Note

Video recording featuring Donna Largo at the Autry Museum demonstrating basket-making. (April, 1997)
Item NA2009.024.005

Title: Donna Largo at the Autry Museum, Part Two

Scope and Content Note

Video recording featuring Donna Largo at the Autry Museum demonstrating basket-making. (April, 1997)
Item NA2009.024.006

Title: Donna Largo at the Autry Museum, Part One

Scope and Content Note

Video recording featuring Donna Largo at the Autry Museum demonstrating basket-making. (May 18, 1997)
Item NA2009.024.008

Title: Donna Largo at the Autry Museum, Part Two

Scope and Content Note

Video recording featuring Donna Largo at the Autry Museum demonstrating basket-making. (May 18, 1997)
Item NA2009.024.009

Title: Donna Largo Gathering Juncus

Scope and Content Note

Video recording featuring Donna Largo gathering juncus by the side the road at the Cahuilla Indian Reservation. (July, 1997)
Item NA2009.024.010

Title: Donna Largo at Idyllwild Cultural Center

Scope and Content Note

Video recording featuring Donna Largo at the Idyllwild Cultural Center gathering basketry materials, splitting reeds, and discussing materials. (1998)
Item NA2009.024.011

Title: Marquis Gathering and Talk

Scope and Content Note

Video recording featuring Donna Largo and Hamilton at a Marquis gathering and talk. Donna discusses a canyon and cottonwood trees, points out caves and meadows, and demonstratives scrub sage and its use. (1998)
Item NA2009.024.012

Title: Donna Largo at the Marquis Hotel

Scope and Content Note

Video recording featuring Donna Largo and Hamilton at the Marquis Hotel giving a lecture on various plants and their healing properties. (September, 2000)
Item NA2009.024.013

Title: Nex'wetem Anza Plant Gathering, Part One

Scope and Content Note

Video recording featuring Donna Largo at plant gathering in Anza. Also appearing are Daniel McCarthy and Lori Sisquouc. Barbara Drake introduces herbal and basket materials. (September, 2000)
Item NA2009.024.014

Title: Nex'wetem Anza Plant Gathering, Part Two

Scope and Content Note

Video recording featuring Donna Largo at plant gathering in Anza. Barbara Drake introduces food staples and their preparation with traditional tools. (September, 2000)
Item NA2009.024.015

Title: Nex'wetem Anza Plant Gathering, Part Three

Scope and Content Note

Video recording featuring Donna Largo at plant gathering in Anza. Barbara Drake continues her presentation of plants and their uses. (September, 2000)
Item NA2009.024.016

Title: Nex'wetem Anza Plant Gathering, Part Four

Scope and Content Note

Video recording featuring a Nex'wetem plant gathering in Anza with Dee Dominguez. Features rock splitting, cooking in baskets with hot rocks, and splitting juncus. (September, 2000)
Item NA2009.024.017

Title: Nex'wetem Anza Plant Gathering, Part Five

Scope and Content Note

Video recording featuring a Nex'wetem plant gathering in Anza. Includes demonstration of cooking acorn in a basket with hot rocks. (September, 2000)
Item NA2009.024.018

Title: Nex'wetem Anza Plant Gathering, Part Six

Scope and Content Note

Description: Video recording featuring a Nex'wetem plant gathering in Anza. Includes footage of women birdsinging around a fire. (September, 2000)
Item NA2009.024.019

Title: Cahuilla Basket Gathering with Kimberly Rose and Abe Sanchez

Scope and Content Note

Description: Video recording featuring a Cahuilla basket gathering, including Kimberly Rose from Northern Sierra making an oak loop string stick for cooking use. Abe Sanchez also demonstratives splitting sumac.
Item NA2009.024.020

Title: Birdsinging Under a Ramada

Scope and Content Note

Description: Video recording featuring birdsinging under a ramada during the day.