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Pasquala. Chapter 3: The Rattle Snake Basket. Rattlesnake. A venomous snake. Sedge roots. A grasslike plant root. awl. a small pointed tool used for piercing holes, esp. in leather. Small coil. a length of something wound or arranged in a spiral or sequence of rings. stitch.

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Pasquala

Pasquala

Chapter 3: The Rattle Snake Basket


Rattlesnake

Rattlesnake

  • A venomous snake


Sedge roots

Sedge roots

A grasslike plant root


Pasquala

awl

  • a small pointed tool used for piercing holes, esp. in leather.


Small coil

Small coil

  • a length of something wound or arranged in a spiral or sequence of rings.


Stitch

stitch

  • a loop of thread or yarn resulting from a single pass or movement of the needle in sewing, knitting, or crocheting.


Quail

Quail

  • State bird of California

  • Ground dwelling bird


Water skater

Water skater

  • Water bug that looks like a big mosquito.


Pasquala

Coax

  • Persuade someone gradually or by flattery to do something.

  • He used a stick to coax the viper into the narrow neck of the basket.


Questions

Questions

  • Why did the Yokuts have a rattlesnake ceremony each spring?

  • Why do you think Pasquala’s mother was asked to make the basket for the rattlesnake ceremony?

  • Describe the Yokuts’ rattlesnake ceremony. Tell how you think Pasquala felt when she put her foot over the basket with the rattlesnake in it. How would you feel?


Answers

Answers

  • 1) The Yokuts rattlesnake ceremony was performed before the hot weather of summer when the rattlesnakes would be the most active. The ceremony protected the people from rattlesnake bites.

  • 2) Pasquala’s mother was probably one of the best basket makers in the village.

  • 3)In the rattlesnake ceremony, the rattlesnake doctor picked the largest rattlesnake and put it in Pasquala’s mother’s basket. He does a dance and lift the snake over everyone’s head. People would dance and the snake would not bite the people. Pasquala felt very frightened by the rattlesnake. If it was me, I would also be very scared.


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