Wabanaki

Marleah & Kanistanaux

Today I have a very exciting news clipping to share with to my readers. I have finally located some Kanistanaux family members prior to the 1870 Census.
This just goes to show that patience, persistence, and constantly revisiting sites I have already searched eventually pays off. It only took me 2 years and a new newspaper search engine to find this!
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We-no-na – Photo from Paris

Here is the second photo received from our secret admirer.
I hope my readers enjoy this photo as much as I do!
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Categories: 1867 Paris Universal Exposition, Documentation, Entertainments, Family-Kanistanaux, Wabanaki | Tags: , , , , , ,

The Historical Newell Family

Today I will take a break from my Kanistanaux project to post this brief case study of the Newell Family. I recently received inquires from two different directions about the family and a new item to work with. I thought this would be a good time to take a fresh look at the family.
I would like to thank my good friend Salmon for locating Item 1 and bringing it to my attention.

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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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Edward Marden Sr. – General History of the Region

Understanding the local town histories is very important, but the information will have much greater value if it is placed in the context of regional history.

Since the towns involved so far all seem to be clustered in the same general region, now seems like a good time to review the regional history of the upper Connecticut River.

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A Few Tips, Cautions, & Problems For Wabanaki Researchers

I know my readers are anxious to jump into some real investigation, but there are a number of items you should be aware of before embarking on this journey

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Categories: History-Wabanaki, Tutorials-Tips, Wabanaki

A Wabanaki Timeline

To understand a People, you have to understand their history.

I have prepared this timeline for my readers to provide a basic understanding of Wabanaki history.

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Categories: History-Wabanaki, Tutorials-Tips, Wabanaki

The Historic Wabanaki People

The following information is from a historical perspective and does not necessarily relate to modern-day Wabanaki People. The information is also very generalized and should not be viewed as set in stone.

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Categories: History-Wabanaki, Tutorials-Tips, Wabanaki

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