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A Look Into a River's Past

Family with Baskets

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On the BanksEarly MapsA Flourishing EcosystemTurning Marsh into FarmlandRow of RowboatsTurn of the Century AbodeA Lake DisappearsFamily with BasketsMan with a Tule HouseYokut Portrait, 1910Preparing AcornsSanta Rosa Rancheria Family

Family with Baskets

Tulare Lake was home to the Tachi-Yokut tribe, who fished its waters and built boats and homes with the tule reeds.

This Yokut family of the Wuksachi tribe in Eshome Valley in Tulare County, Calif., poses with tightly woven baskets in October 1903. The baskets are able to hold water.

For more on this story, read Restoring the San Joaquin River and Recalling Its History.