Entertainments

Various entertainment activities conducted by Native Americans

One Marleah or Two?

I have confirmed that U-ta-wa-un is not the same person as Layton Kanistanaux, but what about Marleah, who was traveling with U-ta-wa-un in 1870? Is she Marleah Kanistanaux?
The jury is still out on this question. Today I will outline what I have discovered to date and how I interpret the material. I encourage my readers to comment.

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Who Is “U-Ta-Wa-Un”?

I spent a day searching on the name “U-ta-wa-un” to see what I could turn up. I Googled him and I tried a number of newspaper search engines. I found a surprising amount of information about him. But is he the same person as Layton Kanistanaux?

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Is This Marleah in 1870?

I have been searching for Layton & Marleah in census records prior to the 1875 NY State Census. I had no luck searching on the family name Kanistanaux. I decided to try just “Marleah” in an 1870 census search. I was surprised and very pleased to find a possible candidate.
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19th Century Basket Making in New England

Today my post will discuss the craft of basket making in New England in the 19th Century and its relationship to the Marden family. This occupation is typically thought of as “Indian work” in the Northeast, and the majority of basket makers were Native Americans. But there were also “Yankee” basket makers. Having an occupation of “basket maker” in New England does not guarantee the person was Native.

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