Dat So La Lee
Dat So La Lee Overview
Famed Washoe basket maker, Datsolalee – also known as Louisa Keyser, is buried in this cemetery along with many other Washoe weavers.
Utilitarian, straight-walled, decorated coiled willow basketry is a Washoe tradition extending back thousands of years.
- Native American
Nevada Historical Marker Number
Dat So La Lee is Nevada Historical Marker #77.
Carson City is home to 26 Nevada State Historical Markers and the links to each are below for you to research to see if you want to add to your exploration list.
- #1 Empire and the Carson River Mills
- #25 Nevada’s Capitol
- #44 Carson City
- #70 Bliss Mansion
- #71 Methodist Church of Carson City
- #72 Nevada State Children’s Home
- #75 Federal Government Building (1888- 1970)
- #76 Eagle Valley
- #77 Dat-So-La-Lee
- #78 Orion Clemens Home
- #91 Stewart Indian School
- #134 Trans-Sierran Pioneer Flight
- #175 Stewart – Nye Residence
- #179 First Air Flight Over Nevada
- #180 The Warm Springs Hotel and Nevada State Prison
- #181 Washoe Indians
- #193 Historic Flume and Lumberyard
- #194 Gardner’s Ranch
- #196 The United States Mint Carson City, Nevada
- #213 Lakeview
- #235 Camp Nye
- #243 Corbett-Fitzsimmon Fight
- #250 State Printing Building
- #252 Rinckel Mansion
- #258 Charles W. Friend House, Observatory & Weather Station
- #259 The Governor’s Mansion
Click here to view the full list of Nevada State Historical Markers.
Nevada Historical Marker Transcription
Famed Washoe basket maker, Datsolalee, is buried in this cemetery along with many other Washoe weavers. Also known as Louisa Keyser. Dat So La Lee, and Dabuda, over 120 of her major documented baskets were made expressly for sale to Arts and Crafts collectors from 1895 until her death in 1925 under patronage of the Cohn family. Datsolalee’s baskets are prized by collectors and displayed in museums across the country.
Utilitarian, straight-walled, decorated coiled willow basketry is a Washoe tradition extending back thousands of years. Datsolalee brought international fame to the spherical Washoe degikup willow basket and highlighted the form with innovative decorative motifs in bracken fern and redbud Fibers. She and her patrons promoted this craft to the public, elevated it to an art form, and, most importantly, motivated basketry production by other tribal members during a period when the Washoe were recovering from mid-nineteenth- century loss of their homelands and aboriginal life ways.
STATE HISTORICAL MARKER NO. 77
STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE
RENO CHAPTER, DAUGHTER OF THE AMERICAN COLONISTS
IN RECOGNITION OF THE INVALUABLE ASSISTANCE OF THE WASHOE INDIANS
Dat So La Lee