Sep 1, 2020
Burning Man is known for a lot of things: The
art. The parties. The wooden man that’s set on ablaze every year.
But most Burners don’t know much about the history of the land or
its original inhabitants: the Pyramid Lake Paiutes
In this episode of THE INTERSECTION, reporter Lucy Kang explores the Piautes and their relationship to Burning Man.
This episode is a co-prodction of KALW and KPFA. It was edited by David Boyer and engineered by Gabe Grabin with theme music from Erik Pearson. Songs from the album Circle Dance Songs of the Paiute and Shoshone by Judy Trejo ARE courtesy of Canyon Records. "Sweet Betsy From Pike" was performed by Zelmer Ward and Vester Whitworth.