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The Bear Dance
Every year the People hold a Bear Dance to renew the World.
The Bear Dance marks the coming of summer and the beginning of our new year.
Our stories tell us people learned this game from the animals.
Hand Game has helped keep our culture alive through the brutal years of contact and misguided missionaries.
The Old People didn't need ceramics or pottery - their baskets were built for holding water and
even for cooking.
California Indian baskets are the finest in the world.
Our people are our culture, our history and our future.