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Natives, French Canadians & Acadians

Caughnawaga – Natural Kodachrome Vintage Postcard

This is a relatively modern postcard with the following text on the back: Caughnawaga: The Chief And His Tribe In “Roti-tsien-ha-len” Council.

This week I was working on some genealogy for someone who mentioned that one of their relatives had supposedly been an entertainer at the Chief Poking Fire Museum. Although this card does not mention the museum, I do wonder whether this was a souvenir that was sold there.


Related Posts:

Index: Chief Poking Fire Museum & Indian Village, Kahnawake, Quebec

 The Iroquois of Kahnawake


November 26, 2009 - Posted by | .


  1. What an interesting postcard. I think I’m most surprised to see the young children on it as part of the “council”, but maybe council doesn’t mean what I would expect.


    Comment by Wendy Hawksley | November 26, 2009 | Reply

  2. The costumes are wonderful. Happy PFF.


    Comment by Bob of Holland | November 27, 2009 | Reply

  3. It is very interesting! I’m wondering if they still doing this these days.


    Comment by You Got A Posty | November 27, 2009 | Reply

  4. Very interesting and colorful. I noticed most were solemn except for the little guy with the smile on the right! Happy PFF!


    Comment by Snap | November 27, 2009 | Reply

  5. Interesting! Seems also like a Boy Scout group.

    Happy PFF!


    Comment by Mary | November 27, 2009 | Reply

  6. What a marvelous postcard! I was quite intrigued.

    Happy PFF!


    Comment by Beth | November 27, 2009 | Reply

  7. I’m so intrigued with your research, and a great card as well. Thank you.


    Comment by irene | November 27, 2009 | Reply

  8. Beautiful headdresses and a beautiful card. There was an exhibit this past year at the Smithsonian of beading, and I wonder if any of the work of those artisans that you saw were included.


    Comment by Dave Dubé | November 28, 2009 | Reply

  9. I’m always slightly concerned when traditions have to be used as entertainment. It’s one way to keep them alive I suppose but I wish we could take more care of our collective histories.


    Comment by Sheila | November 29, 2009 | Reply

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