- 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.
- an American Indian belonging to the Basket Maker culture.
Origin of Basket Maker
First recorded in 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for basket maker
A soldier, then a basket-maker, afterwards lives idle on his income.A Zola Dictionary
J. G. Patterson
The trade of a basket-maker, when followed in such a manner, is a thankless one.
In a tavern of the Faubourg he made the acquaintance of a basket-maker who worked at home.
"I am in search of a basket-maker who lives somewhere in this vicinity," said Sally.Jolly Sally Pendleton
Laura Jean Libbey
The office of midwife was hereditary in the family of the basket-maker.Following the Equator, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
- a member of an early Native American people of the southwestern US, preceding the Pueblo people, known for skill in basket-making