Carson City, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
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.
Nevada State Park System
Reno Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists
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. Marker can be reached from Bigelow Drive near Snyder Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is
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). Touch for a list and map 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 – (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, Music • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,807 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.