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Meaning of Basket Maker

Bas'ket Mak"er

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. an American Indian culture of the southwestern U.S. from 100 b.c. to a.d. 65 that developed in three phases, immediately preceded the Pueblo culture, and was noted for its basketry, agriculture, use of the bow and arrow, and, in its later stages, the building of semisubterranean houses.
  2. an American Indian belonging to the Basket Maker culture.
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