Is the summer heat getting you down?

If you’ve been in Fallon lately, you might be trying to survive the summer heat! The Toi-Ticutta people have been finding ways to beat the heat for generations. These women are taking advantage of the shade, so they can work in the summer sun! Typically, structures like this were utilized for shaded work-spaces. To learn more about Native-American culture, be sure to visit our exhibit on Toi-Ticutta culture.

Pictured are women gathering under a shaded structure, with a cattail home visible in the background.

From the Mary Freeman Collection

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