Young Native American California PaiPai Indians pose for a picture with a pile of large desert yucca stalks they gathered at the end of the season.

These dried stalks are very light weight and are the preferred premium fuel for pit firing clay pottery or Indian ollas in the Yuman Indian way.

This particular Santa Catarina family will likely burn these dead stalks in a clay pottery burn pit to fire their Native American coiled pottery.

These dried yucca stalks are what the Kumeyaay and Pai Pai Indians used to fire their ollas pottery for thousands of years in Alta California and Baja California, North America.

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To buy purchase authentic Santa Catarina Paipai Kumeyaay Indian arts and crafts, please visit the Shumup Ko Hup "Dream Come True" Indian store in Old Town State Historic Park, San Diego, California.

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