Thank you Dan Hardgrave, for his gift of two hand-carved wooded noggins.
Thank you Perry Riley, for his gift of a large gourd container for our education kit.
Thank you to a respected elder, for his gift of Seneca tobacco seeds.
Thank you Jim Jacobs, for his gift of Delaware blue corn and Mohawk tobacco.
Thank you Mr. Keller for his gift of a mink fur for our education kit.
Thank you David Black. Mr. Black is a photographer who took a few pictures of our camp set-up and gave us a CD of them with permission to use the photos as needed.
Thank you John Russell. Mr. Russell is a talented bow-maker, bead-worker, and leather-worker, who gifted a few skillfully re-created pieces for the education kit including a replica Iroquois style bow, with carved face features. Thank you again.
Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Vogt, for their donation of a brain-tanned deer hide to our education kit. It was a very important piece as we had none to show the students before when we taught hide-tanning and clothing. It is much appreciated.
Thank you Ed Mosher. Ed is a very talented flintknapper who gifted a very wonderful flint knife to us.
Thank you Yvey, for her gift of polished quahog shell pieces.
A couple gifts that we unfortunately did not get the names of the givers include: -Handfuls of different kinds of Indiana chert, from a visitor with an archeology background at the Northern Lakes Traditional Powwow. -A very large basket full of quahog shells, from a participant at the Mississinewa 1812 living history event.
Thank you Sheryl Hartman, who has done quite a few things for us, and is always bringing us new and fascinating research. She has also given us gifts to utilize in our programs including a great longbow and a bag she twined herself.
Of course, we always have to thank Ralph Heath for his generous pricing of the quillworked items we purchase for our education kit. Ralph is one of the most talented artists we have ever had the pleasure to know, and his work, based on historic museum pieces, usually exceeds the originals in quality - a rarity in today's world.
Storyteller: Genot Picor (Michigan), an extremely talented storyteller and educator - areas include Great Lakes Indian and French history, culture, and lore.
Eric Vosteen (Indiana), researcher and ancient technologist - areas include pottery and hominy making, atl-atl, bark and dug-out canoe construction.
Eric Vosteen - Pottery Making
Genot Picor - Playing Native Flute
Maple Sugaring and Syrup Resources/Events (including teacher lesson plans and field trip opportunities). We like these Maple Syrup Events because they pay attention and respect to the history of this incredible sugar resource, including its Native history and influences. Please visit their websites and their events: