OP 15362-989

(Documentary Artifact): One b/w photographic print of Maria Antonia Sunot sitting outdoors in a chair with a basket in her lap. She wears a cloth blouse and skirt, ring, and bracelet. According to Davis’ notes, Maria Antonia Sunot was the mother of a large family. Three of her children died from tuberculosis contracted at non-reservation boarding schools. Seven more children contracted the disease by contact and died and she also died of the same disease.

Notes on verso of print:
OP 15362-989/ 86:15900-1982/ IN REF BOOK/ MESA GRANDE/ MARIA ANTONIA SUNOT – BASKET MAKER/ SIMILAR TO OP 12572-114/ SEE ALSO 86:15900-1238

Notes with print: Maria Antonia Sunot – mother of a/ large family. Three of her children/ died from tuberculosis contracted/ at non-reservation boarding schools./ Seven more contracted the disease/ by contact and died and finally the/ mother died of the same disease./ Photo by the author 1909.

According to additional information provided on 10/2011 by a member of the E.H. Davis Project Scholar Advisory Committee: She is pretending to weave or is simply looking at a coiled juncus basket in the rattlesnake pattern.