Traditional Miwok Rattle

Tristian Sept 13 2012 001  Tristian Sept 13 2012 002

Tristian Sept 13 2012 003

Back in September 2012, at the age of 16, Tristian  Wallace was asked to draw a bear (’ysy·maţi-), and a mountain lion (hi·li·ca-), on a traditional Miwok rattle.

The bear (’ysy·maţi-) pronounced uh sum ma dee was drawn on a traditional Miwok rattle by CVMT Tribal Member, Tristian Wallace.

The mountain lion (hi·li·ca-) pronounced hee lee cha was drawn on a traditional Miwok rattle by CVMT Tribal Member, Tristian Wallace.

The traditional Miwok rattle is owned by Tribal Elder / Certified Indian Artisan Mildred Burley.

/s/
Silvia Burley, Chairperson
California Valley Miwok Tribe

 

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