So here I am at the end of the project (well, genealogy projects never truly end ;)) and I still have this Million Dollar question staring me in the face. The short answer is ---
September 9, 2011
September 7, 2011
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.