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Loretta Burden

 Basketry

Loretta Burden (Fallon Paiute), born 1945, is a basket weaver, teacher and a multimedia sculptor.  Her basketry was featured in the book Basket Weavers of Tradition and Beauty by Mary Fulkerson and exhibited with a statewide travelling art show called Common Thread in the 1980’s.  Burden also worked with the Clark County Heritage Museum to create one of the first Native American exhibits and a Native basketry exhibition at the McCarren International Airport.  Loretta has been featured as one of six “Nevada Women Making a Difference” for the Las Vegas Centennial Celebration in 2005 and as a community leader making positive changes to the cultural fabric of Las Vegas in the documentary “Women of Diversity.”