Contact & Ordering Information
TO PURCHASE: Call 1 209 379-2301
between 9am and 9pm (Pacific Standard Time)
The gallery is open 7 days a week.
VISA, MasterCard, American Express
and Discover cards are accepted.
Be prepared to reference the item number. Each item is subject to prior
The Yosemite Native American Art Gallery is an on-line presentation
Yosemite's famous Sisochi Gallery.
THE SISOCHI GALLERY (seen here) was founded in 1971 by Letty Barry. The
gallery is built upon the site of Major James Savage's original 1849 trading
post. Major Savage was the anglo man who history records as the discoverer
of Yosemite Valley. He was the first and positively worst head of what has
been a 147 year old enterprise. Major Savage ruthlessly exploited native
tribes and pushed timber, mining and trapping industries into what had been
a culturally and environmentally pristine area. The native Miwok tribe had
lived peacefully in the Yosemite area for an estimated eight thousand years.
Sisochi is the Miwok place name for the winter village which occupied the
Letty Barry has dedicated the gallery to helping educate visitors of Yosemite
about the rich native culture. She also aims to correct the many injustices
and misunderstandings which originated in the gold rush era. This gallery
staff actively solicits and supports Native American artisans in their efforts
to preserve and regain native culture, skills and socioeconomic stability.
The highly trained and knowledgeable gallery staff chooses from the finest
available contemporary and antique Native American art in order to display
the highest quality items. Each individual item is fully guaranteed by the
gallery to be authentic and accurately identified.
We also urge visitors to the Yosemite/Gold Country area to visit our
physical site: the Sisochi Gallery. We have constantly strived to present
authentic organic art--this in the face of the growing trend of overly-stylized
production pieces. Additionally, with hundreds of books, the Gallery is
an important resource for those interested in Native American Art. Here
is some vital information about the Gallery:
9486 Highway 140 East
El Portal, California 95318
Hours: 9am to 7pm, 7 days a week
on the Highway 140 Corridor to Yosemite 22 miles east of Mariposa on the
8 miles west of the Yosemite Park entrance on the left. We're located in
the historic Savage's Trading Post at the confluence of the Merced and the
south fork of the Merced Rivers
Letty Barry and the staff of the Sisochi Gallery are excited to be represented
on the World Wide Web by the Yosemite Native American Art Gallery. We hope
this on-line venture furthers our goal to educate people from around the
world about Native American culture.