S: Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival 2009
BC: THANK YOU AICLS!!!! | Back Row: Don Jack, Lawona Jasso, Angelina Moreno, Cecelia Moreno, Jennifer Malone, Sandy Clark, Marie Wilcox, Darlene Oliver, Greg Ignacio, Carmen Moreno Front Row: Joy Girado, Loreen Park, Julie Turner, Dehlia Moreno
FC: Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival Southern Teams 2009 | Don Jack, Julie Turner, Luther Girado, David Turner, Sandy Clark, Loreen Park, Lawona Jasso, Greg Ignacio, & Diane Spieth
1: TACHI | Lawona Jasso | Greg Ignacio | Carmen Moreno | Rudy Moreno | Angelina Moreno | Dahlia Moreno | Cecelia Moreno
2: MONO | DARLENE OLIVER & DON JACK
3: KAWAIISU | Loreen Park | Luther Girado
4: February 8 Bakersfield - training on Marantz CD recorder for the Tachi team
5: March 29 Training in Orosi on Marantz to record traditional Tachi songs
6: June 7 Bakersfield, training on Marantz for all teams. For the Kawaiisu team, it was Loreen's first exposure to the recorder
10: July 6 Kawaiisu working on language lessons in Walker Basin,
11: July 21 & 22 - Mono site visit, Coarsegold,
12: August 13 & 14 Northfork, Ca Learning the traditional skill making soaproot brushes. | Greg, Don and Lawona walking to the soaproot site | Loreen getting training on video from Laura
13: Northfork mountains digging up the soaproots
14: Finding the Soaproot | Laura & Don | Don & Luther | David working hard | The gang
15: Preparing & Cleaning the Soaproot
16: Forming the soaproot brush fibers
17: Making glue and finishing soaproot brush
19: October 24 & 25 Northfork, All teams learned about digital videotaping and loading files to iPods. The traditional skill highlighted was making acorn mush.
20: Cleaning the Acorns | bagged acorns | acorns | cracking | cracked | cleaning off the outside skin | cleaned and ready to grind
21: Griding the Acorns
22: Leaching of the acorn powder to get rid of the bitter taste
23: A fire is needed to heat the lime stones that cook the acorn powder to a thick soup
24: We demonstrated how to get a good shot for the video camera and a digital camera during our weekend training
25: After the acorns have finished cooking they look a lot like a custard. This custard is dropped into a bucket of cold water to make biscuits.
26: The biscuits are scooped out and loaded into a bowl. Then it's time to eat!! Then there's the acorn chips that are bits of acorn mush that have cooked to the rocks. They are very tasty.
27: They are wonderful to eat with tri-tip and peppers or beans and tortillas.