The Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot is actually a cradleboarded Chinook. Discuss.
November 18, 2007 10:53 AM Subscribe
posted by sushiwiththejury (11 comments total)
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are North American Indian baby carriers
Made of wood, hide, lichens, decorated with beads, tightly swaddled infants were carried around for upto a year in cradleboards.
Certain boards led to cranial flattening, occipetal lesions and other unpleasantries.
Here are some pictures and links:
What is a cradleboard?
explaining a Navajo cradleboard. You may order this: call (928) 674-9400.
Navajo storyteller dolls
William Clark (of L&C fame) drew this picture
of infant Clatsops with headboards.
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photogravures from the Edward S. Curtis gallery
. (from the awesome NCM
The Deupree collection
at Red Earth.
Sacagawea and Jean-Baptiste
. The Golden Dollar
depicts her with a sling.
The UoO Collections
and an engraving
cradleboards and one inside a tipi
, Achomawi and some more
with Sandra Eagle, basket maker. See also Vanessa Jennings
, who repairs boards.
Here's a Tuvan
and a Lappish
An 'Orthodontic Cradleboard
' was patented in 1971.
speaks of an Early Bronze Age Cypriot cradleboard. (Dr. Lorentz's page
has some sweet papers too.)
Here's one - wrongly labeled - on CL
, the only other cradleboard Mefi fpp is mostly borked; here's the archive
Many of these images are parts of some excellent online galleries. Hack the URLs for some photos made of yum.