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Craig Dana Bates

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.

  • Career

    • 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.
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    Born August 2, 1952
    (age 65)
    • 1973 - 1976
      Park technician National Park Service
      Yosemite National Park, California, United States
    • 1982
      Park technician National Park Service