"A unique and very worthwhile contribution....The scholarship is not only sound, but it is also innovative, and the materials add considerably to the field of California/Great Basin studies as well as to that of basketry studies in general."—Catherine Fowler, University of Nevada, Reno
"This is an excellent resource, one of the few that gives a review of a region of basket makers and the context in which they wove."—Suzanne Griset, Arizona State Museum
Sharon Dean and Peggy Ratcheson hold Ph.D.'s in cultural anthropology and have extensive experience as museum curators.
Judith Finger is an independent scholar with expertise in Owens Valley basketry.
Craig Bates is curator of ethnography at the Yosemite Museum.
The late Ellen Daus was a writer and museum volunteer.