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Chief Poking Fire’s Son Walking Sky

In her 1980 Montreal Gazette article

Caughnawaga Designs All The Rage In Europe .

journalist Iona Monahan talked about the fine textile work of  Mohawk Margie Karaqwisake who had started out making costumes for the Chief Poking Fire Village dancers and who then went on to make “soft leather dresses and vests – to order” for European clients.

Karaqwisake was married to Red Pathfinder, son of Walking Sky and grandson of Chief Poking Fire. It is Walking Sky who is pictured in the chrome postcard to your right.

I learned from this article that Karaqwisake was passing on her skills to her children, and it makes me wonder whether I saw any of their handiwork on display last summer at Kahnawake’s Echoes of a Proud Nation Pow Wow.

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

The Museum

Chief Poking Fire Indian Museum, in black and white

Chief Poking Fire Indian Museum – a colour view 


The Entertainers

Chief Poking Fire on horseback near a tipi 

The Chief And His Tribe In “Roti-tsien-ha-len” Council

Chief Poking Fire’s Son Walking Sky | In Costume

Newspaper Clipping

Chief Poking Fire Has Pow-wow To Proclaim Coming Festivities (1948)  

Chief Poking Fire Pokes – But Only Ashes Left (1954) 


Index: First Peoples Genealogy and History

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Theriault Marriages (Brides) Extracted from Canadian Family Tree (4) | Theriault, Ida to Theriault, Lumina

This is the 4th in a series of posts in which I share marriages from my database where the bride was a Theriault. 

Please see notes & series index at

         Theriault Marriages (Brides) Extracted from Canadian Family Tree (1)

before using this information.


Marriages: Theriault, Ida to Theriault, Lumina

Long, Jean Baptiste | Theriault, Ida

Married: 2 Aug 1898 Fort Kent Aroostook ME USA

Martin, Jean | Theriault, Ida

Married: 9 Apr 1918 Victoria Madawaska NB CAN

Larocque, Armand | Theriault, Ida

Married: est.1925

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