Carson Bates – Native Cordage

Carson will be showing how to make traditional hemp cordage. People will be able to try making string with the hemp.

Carson has been demonstrating Mewuk material culture since he was 5 years old. He has traveled to Washington DC to demonstrate his native skills at the Smithsonian. He has learned the traditional ways through his parents and his elders. He is versed in many of the makings of material culture items, native string, games, regalia, musical instruments and more. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and is committed to helping the general public understand and know who the California First People are.