Winter Social January 6, 2001
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The Winter Social was based on the eastern woodland practices of the Iroquois and Algonquin people of the Longhouse tradition.
The Mohawk part was read by Mark Frazer.
Mark is one of the next generation Abenaki who were raised
in the Longhouse tradition of the Mohawk. James and Mark are members of the Cowasuck Band.
James Gamache, Paul Pouliot, Ralph Bardley Paul explained how and why he had crafted water drums.
Onkwe Tase, an elder of Mohawk descent
sang and danced with his family. An afternoon of dancing, singing ...
... feasting and socializing ... Grandfather Maple enjoying the dancing
along with Linda Pouliot and Norm "Dokima" Léveillée.
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