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The People of the White Pines

Winter Social

January 29, 2000

The Winter Social was based on the eastern woodland practices of the Iroquois and Algonquin people of the Longhouse tradition.

The Sag8mo, Paul Pouliot, explained the tradition.

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The opening Thanksgiving Invocation was done by Mark Frazer. He is one of the next generation Abenaki who were raised in the Longhouse tradition of the Mohawk. The Thanksgiving was said in Mohawk and English.


The Sag8mo performed a tobacco offering and blessing.


The Red Hawk Drum Singers are

Chris Griffin, Al Goodwin, Ralph Bardsley and Paul Pouliot.


An afternoon of dancing ...

... and singing.

Grandfather Maple enjoying the dancing.