Elsie Comanche Allen
(1899 - 1990)
Elsie Comanche Allen was active/lived in California. Elsie Allen is known for Pomo Indian basket weaving.
Biography Elsie Comanche Allen
Elsie Allen (22 September 1899 - 31 December 1990) was a Native American Pomo basket weaver from the Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California in Northern California, significant as for historically categorizing and teaching Californian Indian basket patterns and techniques and sustaining traditional Pomo basketry as an art form.
Elsie Comanche Allen was born in 22 September 1899 to George and Annie Comanche (Comanche is an Anglicized version of the Pomo name, Gomachu). Her first language was Pomo. She lived in several Pomo communities, including Cloverdale, Hopland, and Pinoleville Rancherias.
She came from a family of accomplished basketweavers, including her mother, Annie Ramon Gomachu Burke (1876-1962) and
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