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Sharon Springs, New York

Last Updated Jan-2009

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Wabanaki Events That Occurred Here

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About 1853

... There is a settlement of Canadian Indians (Abenaqui) here, who make the most beautiful and various basket-work I ever saw.

Excerpted from letter dated
June 24, 1853 by James Alexander. D. D.
Published in: Forty Years, Familiar Letters of James Alexander ...
Sampson Low, Son & Company. 1860. pg 189
Edited by: John Hall, D. D.

Contributed by: Jane Barber - August 2009
descendant of Francis Lagrave (Braziel) and Ursule Wasamimet (Lucy Emmett)

 

About 1854

These woods afford extensive, varied, and pleasant walks. A few Indian families, who here take up their summer residences, impart to the scene a forest wildness of other days. They employ their time in making baskets, fans, and similar articles, which are sold to the visitors. The Indian boys display their expertness in shooting, with bow and arrow, at pennies that soon find their way to their pockets.

Analysis of Sharon Waters, Schoharie County; ... with Directions for Invalids
By Sebastian F. Fonda, M.D.
New York: John J. Schroeder, 1854
Pages 10-11

Contributed by: Jane Barber - August 2009
descendant of Francis Lagrave (Braziel) and Ursule Wasamimet (Lucy Emmett)

 

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