Deer Basket

This deer basket was made by Agnes Waterfall; she wove it in 1953.

Agnes Waterfall was a highly respected weaver and clan leader. She was born in 1934 in Kalispel, Washington. Her father was clan leader George Waterfall. His tribal name was Ono-wan. Her mother's name was Winifred Mankiller. Agnes was raised by her grandmother. Agnes' daughter said, "Mom's grandmother taught her all the traditional ways. Mom said she learned how to put up food, how to weave, how to smoke salmon...she taught me everything. She also taught other people in the village; everybody loved her."