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Carson City in Carson City, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Dat-So-La-Lee

 
 
Dat-So-La-Lee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
1. Dat-So-La-Lee Marker
Inscription. “Myriads of Stars shine over the graves of our ancestors.” Dat-So-La-Lee had seen some 96 winters, mostly in Carson Valley, when death came in 1925.

She was the last of those Washoe weavers whose ancient art had been practiced by countless generations.

Gathering willow, fern and birch with the aid of her husband, she wove into her masterpieces the legends of her people and their love of nature. Her baskets are unsurpassed for artistic conception and symbolic importance.

She is buried in the adjoining cemetery, yet her memories and her visions are so woven into her baskets that she will live on to remind us of the history and unique tribal artistry of her people.
State Historical Marker No. 77
Nevada State Park System
Reno Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists
And
In Recognition of the Valuable Assistance of the Washoe Indians

 
Erected by Nevada State Park System, Daughters of the American Colonists and the Washoe Tribe. (Marker Number 77.)
 
Location. 39° 7.075′ N, 119° 45.281′ W. Marker is in Carson City, Nevada, in Carson City. Marker can be reached from Bigelow Drive near Snyder Avenue. Click for map.
Dat-So-La-Lee Marker and Cemetery in Background image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
2. Dat-So-La-Lee Marker and Cemetery in Background
Marker is located at the entrance to the cemetery across from the Stewart Indian School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5284 Bigelow Drive, Carson City NV 89701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stewart Indian School (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eagle Valley (approx. 0.8 miles away); Historic Flume and Lumberyard (approx. 2.4 miles away); Gardner’s Ranch (approx. 2.4 miles away); Nevada State Children’s Home (approx. 3 miles away); Kit Carson 1843 – 44 (approx. 3.2 miles away); St. Charles Hotel (approx. 3.2 miles away); Carson City (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Carson City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dat So La Lee. “Who's "the most famous basket weaver in the world"? The answer is certainly debatable, but museum experts tend to agree that few can match the basketry legacy left by Dat So La Lee.” (Submitted on July 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. Dot So La Lee. (Submitted on July 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
3. Dot So La Lee. (Submitted on July 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
4. Dat So La Lee (Louisa Keyser) 1835 – 1925. Find-a-Grave Post –
Dat-So-La-Lee Marker and Cemetery in Background image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
3. Dat-So-La-Lee Marker and Cemetery in Background
A short biography and photos of her grave site at the Old Stewart Indian Cemetery. (Submitted on July 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

5. National Park Service - Dat So La Lee House. The National Park Service gives a short biography and has a photo of her home. (Submitted on August 1, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

6. New Amended Text for Marker. The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recently updated the text of the roughly 260 state historical markers in Nevada. The Nevada SHPO placed the amended text of the markers on its website for each individual marker and will change the actual markers in the field as funding allows. Major changes have been made to the marker for content. The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on October 24, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial SitesNative AmericansNotable Persons
 
Dat-So-La-Lee Grave Site image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2009
4. Dat-So-La-Lee Grave Site
Grave site is the one with flowers in the center of photo.
Dat-So-La-Lee image. Click for full size.
Photo Courtesy of Nevada Historical Society
5. Dat-So-La-Lee
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,750 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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