Monday, January 31, 2011

According to family lore, my great great grandmother, Marie Viola Lanteigne, from Canada, was Micmac, which is an Algonquian tribe. It may be for that reason that I have always enjoyed Native American motifs. When I was a kid growing up in Northeastern United States, we used to love going to the Trading Post to buy moccasins and other accessories with beads and fringe on them. In fact, I wish I still fit into my moccasins, because they are in fashion!

Today I watched a profile on the etsy video podcast about a 91-year-old woman named Mabel Pike, who makes beaded moccasins in her tribe's traditions, my heart melted. I think yours will too!

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