Craig Dana Bates, American curator, ethnographer, government official.
Bates, Craig Dana was born on August 2, 1952 in Oakland, California, United States. Son of Dana Raymond and June (Robinson) Bates.
Park technician National Park Service, Yosemite National Park, California, 1973-1976, Indian cultural specialist, 1976-1980, assistant curator, 1980-1982, curator ethnography, since 1982. Research associate Santa Barbara (California) Museum Natural History, since 1983. Consultant California Indian exhibition Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, 1985, Culin exhibition Brooklyn Museum, 1988-1989, Lowie Museum Anthropology, University California, Berkeley, 1990.
Co-author: (with Martha Lee) Tradition and Innovation: A Basket History of the Indians of the Yosemite Mono Lake Area, 1990. Contributor more than 100 articles on American Indian culture to professional journals.
Married Jennifer Dawn Bernido, May 12, 1973 (divorced 1987). 1 child, Carson Dana.