Preserving Native America – Crossroads (Southern California Edison)

Huell visits Edison’s historic Big Creek Hydroelectric Facilities high in the Sierras east of Fresno. He interviews staff archaeologist Tom Taylor who explains the importance of his job of researching and documenting to help preserve artifacts from the Western Mono people who originally inhabited the region. Huell also interviews Native American artist Margaret Batey. Margaret preserves her Western Mono Culture handed down through the generations by collecting plants and materials from the area for her art projects and intricate baskets. (October 1989)