View of infant in cradleboard leaning up against a Paiute tule hut. Bishop, CA – Early 1900s.

About the author

Jim Mattern

Jim is a scapegoat for the NPS, an author, adventurer, photographer, radio personality, guide, and location scout. His interests lie in Native American and cultural sites, ghost towns, mines, and natural wonders in the American Deserts.

  • Michelle Randolph

    I like your site. Thank you for the history on the people & places where we live. I love to hear stories about the natives here in the Owens valley & to see all the snow on our mountains back when the owens lake still had water in it.
    Well done ?