Rick Adams

Traditional Maidu Hu' centerpiece of spring celebration

The day is warm and sunny, quiet except for the sounds of birds chirping as a man and woman surrounded by oak trees and blackberry bushes construct a traditional American Indian Hu ...

Maidu Museum welcomes spring, with celebration

For the Maidu, sustainability was not a social mindset but a way of life. These native people didn’t take all the fish in the stream, leaving the healthiest ones to reproduce ...

Maidu Museum features woven basket collection

When Lilly Baker passed away in 2006, she left behind a collection of woven baskets passed down through the generations. The baskets, made with care by four generations of Mountai ...

Maidu celebrate beginning of "flower season"

During the Maidu’s annual Leafing Out of Spring celebration, young men dance and pound on the ground with their feet. “It’s like drumming the earth to say, ‘We’re awake n ...