Building a Pohokahni

This week I’ve got a little photo story I did about building a sage brush house with the Shoshone students of SYLAP at the University of Utah.

Teaming up with Red Butte Garden the students from the Shoshone/Goshute Youth Language Apprenticeship Program constructed a poho kahni (BOho GAH-nee), a traditional Shoshone sage brush house, a few weeks ago as part of the cultural activities they participate in during their stay at the University of Utah. Taking instruction from Shania Cook (a former SYLAPer) from the California Trail Interpretative Center in Elko, NV, the students gathered the sage brush, and constructed the willow frame of the house, which is currently on display in the children’s garden section of Red Butte Garden.

Beginning the willow frame construction

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