Carrie McGowan Bethel
|Died||1974 (aged 75–76)|
|Known for||Basket weaving|
|Awards||1926 Yosemite Field Days competition|
Carrie McGowan Bethel (1898–1974) was a Mono Lake Paiute – Kucadikadi (Northern Paiute) basketmaker associated with Yosemite National Park. She was born Carrie McGowan in Lee Vining, California, and began making baskets at age twelve. She participated in basket-making competitions in the Yosemite Indian Field Days in 1926 and 1929. She gave basket weaving demonstrations at the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition.
Bethel was one of a group of Mono-Paiute women who "became known for their exceedingly fine, visually stunning and complex polychrome baskets." Other basket weaving artists in this group included Nellie Charlie and Lucy Telles.
Bethel died in Lee Vining, in 1974.
In 2006, one of her baskets sold at auction for $216,250. This basket had won first prize in the 1926 Yosemite Field Days basket competition.
Four of her baskets were part of an exhibition on the art of Yosemite which appeared at the Autry National Center, the Oakland Museum of California, the Nevada Museum of Art, and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art from 2006 to 2008.
- ^ Dalrymple, 3
- ^ Trainer, Laureen (2006). Amy Scott (ed.). Yosemite: Art of an American Icon. Los Angeles and Berkeley: Autry National Center and University of California Press. pp. 194. ISBN 0-520-24922-4.
- ^ Bibby, Brian (2006). "Native American Art of the Yosemite Region". In Amy Scott (ed.). Yosemite: Art of an American Icon. Los Angeles and Berkeley: Autry National Center and University of California Press. pp. 97–101. ISBN 0-520-24922-4.
- ^ "Property from the Ella M. Cain Collection: A Paiute polychrome basket". San Francisco: Bonhams. 2006. Archived from the original on 24 February 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2010.
- ^ Scott, Amy (2006). Yosemite: Art of an American Icon. Los Angeles and Berkeley: Autry National Center and University of California Press. pp. 222. ISBN 0-520-24922-4.
- Dalrymple, Larry. Indian Basketmakers of California and the Great Basin. Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, 2000. ISBN 0-89013-337-9.
- Bonhams & Butterfields, The Ella M. Cain Collection of Mono Lake Paiute Basketry. 2005. ISBN 9780977670802
- Native American basket weavers
- Northern Paiute people
- Artists from California
- 1898 births
- 1974 deaths
- People from Mono County, California
- 20th-century American women artists
- Native American women artists
- Women basketweavers
- 20th-century Native Americans
- 20th-century Native American women
- Native American people from California