Well, my vacation has lasted long enough. It is time to get back to business. Since I am waiting on the arrival of deeds from Chautauqua County, New York, I decided to finish up my Indians in Paris mini-series.
It has been many months since I last wrote on this subject so readers may want to review the earlier articles.
I have already shown my old friend U-ta-wa-un and his female companion are involved in the 1867 Paris Universal Exposition. Today I will cover the information I found involving their travel to Europe.
Categories: 1867 Paris Universal Exposition, Documentation, Entertainments, History-Regional, Resources-Internet
Tags: 1867, chautauqua county new york, circus, europeans, female companion, indians, new york times, new york times correspondent, paris expo, recent arrival, Universal Exposition
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.
Categories: Culture, Entertainments, Family-Marden, History-Regional, Resources-Internet, Resources-Other, Wabanaki
Tags: 19th century, basket maker, basket makers, colonial families, containers, europeans, native americans, natives, shaker communities, splint, work baskets