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Saturday, 25 August 2012

White Woodland Indians.

Zach Weisenburger
, and told
me he hoped I Should make as Good a heron, as
one John Honewell an English man that had Lived
with ym Near thirty years, and was maried amongst
them and had Severel Children, this Night they
placed me between two Indians, with a String Round
my middle, and Each End made fast to my Companions,”.
The Pote Journal 1745.

4 comments:

Chris Boleyn said...

I was just wondering, in the photo, what the bands on the arms are, i have seen them before and am interested if it was just fashion or if they served a purpose

Le Loup said...

Chris Boleyn.
As far as I know Chris these were made of silver & were purely for decoration.
Regards, Keith.

Phil said...

I am a Cherokee citizen and when I was younger danced at pow-wows... As far as I have been told, arm bands were mostly worn as a decorative item but could be used to help keep the sleeves rolled up on a trade shirt (I have only worn modern Eastern woodland regalia, we don't roll the sleeves on ribbon shirts)

Siquanida

Le Loup said...

Thanks for your input Phil, appreciated.
Keith aka Miingan.