Video: Native American Day at the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut.
"Jessica Diemer-Eaton's Native American Foods Program throughout the day
on the lawn in front of the Museum. Ms Diemer-Eaton demonstrated the
processing and the preparation of traditional Woodland Indian corn
dishes such as hominy, parched corn pudding, green husk corn bread and
ash cakes baked on top of flat rocks over an open fire.
Haudenosaunee Singers and Dancers, led by Sherri Waterman-Hopper
(Onondaga) presented Houdenosunee Social Dancing. This Native American
group of dancers, received the 2003 Wisdom Keepers Award."
Video: Maple Sap Boiling in Open Fired Earthenware By Erik Vosteen and Kevin Finney "This a 4 Liter open fired earthenware vessel boiling maple sap in the
spring of 2010. About three quarters pound (360g) of granulated sugar
was recovered from the sap in this vessel."
Fire Felling a Tulip Tree for a Dugout Canoe "Kevin Finney (www.pathwayscrg.org) and myself, Erik Vosteen
(www.burntmud.com) assited a group of fifth grade students at
Goodwillie Environmental School, Ada, MI as they built a dugout canoe
using mostly pre steel tools. We began by burning the tree down. In the
process, we found many valuable clues that have helped us to understand
the historical accounts of dugout canoe building and also to make sense
of the various dugouts we have found in museums and other collections.
The project has also added significantly to our combined decades of
knowledge related to the tools, technologies, and processes that pre
historic people relied on daily. Watch for more snippets of this
project as we turn this log into one of the replica ancient canoes you
can view on our websites."