- March 29th – Create timeline and find sources for research on baskets.
- March 31st – Turn in plan and begin researching our various sources to help create our website.
- April 5th – Sort out what parts of our research we want to put onto the website, along with any pictures or maps we might want to use. Publish these onto the website.
- April 7th – Start modifications to website and discuss feasibility of possible video.
- April 12th – Embellish website with more pictures or maps, and also embellish it design wise to make it more appealing.
- April 14th – Further embellish website and pilfer through research to make sure we’ve met with the requirements of the project.
- April 19th – Edit research on the website and begin editing for final draft.
- April 21st – Finalize website to turn in.
- April 26th – Turn in finalized version of website.
The goal for our group is to look at how basket weaving has been important to various tribes of indigenous peoples of Alaska. Emmy, Kevin, and I will be researching three different aspects of baskets and basket weaving in order to culminate our findings into a website. Personally, I will be looking at the history of different basket weaving. I’ll look at how basket weaving started in different regions of Alaska and try to find any other historical data that I can find about baskets. I will also look at how possibly geography can play a role in the development of ways of basket weaving here in Alaska. I will also try to maybe find some facts about the cultural significance of baskets to their respective cultures. Emmy will be researching about the different stories that are woven into baskets, since for some tribes, they use baskets as a means to tell stories/myths. She is also wanting to implement a poem about basket weaving into the project as well, to keep in touch with the origins of basket weaving itself. Kevin will be looking at the actual practicalities of the baskets and any other sort of interesting facts that he can learn. We will use a website as the way that we present our findings. We will implement pictures and possibly maps to help further our explanation. We are also thinking about doing a video of a time lapse construction of a basket through weaving. The poem that Emmy is wanting to do might be implemented over the video to make it more interesting. As of right now however, we are still determining the feasibility of doing a video ourselves as we need to find someone to actually weave a basket for us to videotape. We might end up possibly using a video of a basket weaver on YouTube and play the audio of the poem over that video.
Tommey, Matt. “How to make a basket” Mattommey. Mattommey, n.d. Web. 30 march 2016.
Mat Tommey shares on his website many things about basket weaving. But when talking about how to make a basket Matt doesn’t focus on how to make the basket, but rather he goes in depth in to how to harvest and prepare the strips of wood that is used in order to make the basket. The article starts off by matt telling about when he started making baskets and how he got hooked in to making them. From there he talks about how he gathers and prepares the wood or other material like that in order to make the baskets.
This is unique in that many times when people ask about how baskets are made, they get a reply such as “out of birch bark”. But Tommey actually tells about his process of preparation in a way that is easily understandable
“American Indian Baskets.” Native-languages. Native Languages of the Americas, n.d. Web. 30 March 2016.