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Native American Hupa Bowl

Regular price $1,200.00

Native American Hupa Bowl, 4 x 6, circa 1920. Minor bend, mint no breaks or repairs.

The Hupa people migrated from the north into northern California around 1000 CE  and settled in Hoopa Valley, California (Hupa: Natinook). Their heritage language is Hupa, which is a member of the Athabaskan language family. Their land stretched from the South Fork of the Trinity River to Hoopa Valley, to the Klamath River in California. Their red cedar-planked houses, dugout canoes, basket hats, and many elements of their oral literature identify them with their northern origin; however, some of their customs, such as the use of a sweat house for ceremonies and the manufacture of acorn bread, were adopted from surrounding indigenous peoples of California. (source: Wikipedia)


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