Linda Longtoe Sheehan
I have been designing and making wampum belts, wrist bands, necklaces, bracelets and earrings for over 20 years;.
I work with real Quahog, glass and mother of pearl wampum beads. My work has been on display at the Institute for
American Indian studies, Johnson Hall (historic site), During the winter months, I also make my own brain tan
leather which I use for to weave my belts. Although I specialize in wampum, I also do Traditional finger weaving,
eastern center seam moccasins, Quillwork and I twine. Click on this link to view Linda's Craft Work. or redirect to his
website Back to the Moose Robe.
I am an Elnu Abenaki and also a descendant of the Eastern Band Qualla Cherokee. I am an Eastern Woodlands
Quillworker. I have been doing quillwork for the last 17 years, My work has been featured in Muzzleloader
Magazine,and Displayed in Museums here and Abroad. I also like to teach and educate People about The Eastern
Woodland Indians from our area and Beyond using stories, visual aides and music. My web page listing is Quillwork
By Swift Fox http://quillwork_byswiftfox.tripod.com/
Roger Longtoe Sheehan.
Roger is a member of ELNU Abenaki tribe. He has been learning and practicing , the skills and arts of his
anscesters since he was a child. He's an accomplished Wabanaki singer, storyteller, native historian, speaker of
Wabanaki culture from pre-contact to present and maker of many types of fine native arts and skills. He is also a
Traditional Native Tattooist, the old way, no electricity.
Click on this link to view examples of Roger's work. or redirect to his website Back to the Moose Robe.
Vera Longtoe Sheehan
Vera has been researching Wabanaki History for over 20 years. She designs and creates 17th, 18th
and 19th century Wabanaki Style clothing; twined baskets/bags/quivers. She does lectures and
demonstrations on Indigenous Fiber Arts & Eastern Woodland culture at museums, historic sites and
schools. View examples of Vera's Clothing on this site or redirect to her Twined Basket & Bag
website.. Follow Vera on Facebook.
Tory Longtoe Sheehan
Kwai, my name is Tory Longtoe Sheehan. I am an Abenaki. I started making walking sticks and canes with
traditional Wabanaki designs carved or burned into them, when I was twelve years old. These days, I work on
traditional wooden clubs, soap stone pipes, stone ax, Celt heads and early eastern style moose & deer hair roach's.
I also help my dad with the traditional pieces he's been making for years upon years. He says this is the way, native
peoples have been passing down the skills and tradition and he hopes ill learn them and pass them on the way
hes passing them to me. View examples of some of Tory's Weapons
My name is Rose Hartwell and a proud member of the El Nu Tribe. Since 1988 I have
researched and produced many articles of quillwork, fingerweaving, moosehair, beadwork,
clothing and other items used by the eastern woodland natives and other nations covering the
time periods of pre-contact to present. I have participated in numerous living history programs,
conducted school programs and worked with museums. My new page and contact information
will be added shortly. *NEW* Click here to see Rose's work.
Lina is a young Abenaki photographer & filmmaker. She combines her knowledge of Abenaki Tradition, Culture and
history, with Contemporary life in her photography and film making. She is currently filming unique series of
documentaries about the Historic and Contemporary Abenaki People. Lina sings Traditional Wabanaki Songs,
with her family, and she also does traditional finger weaving. . Click on this link to view Lina's work. Follow Lina
on Twitter @Askawobi or on Facebook
Melody Walker Brook
Melody is a citizen of Elnu and has a master's degree from the University of Vermont in
history and is an adjunct professor at Johnson State College. She works with museums,
lectures in both the K-12 and collegiate level classroom on topics relating to the Eastern
Woodlands and indigenous history, and participates in living history with the group. Melody is
a traditional finger weaver, photographer, beadworker, and interprets
wampum belts. Click on this link to see Melody's work.
Normand George M’Sadoques
Norm is Abenaki, of the Reserve Odanak, Quebec, Canada and Elnu Abenakis of Southern
Vermont. His last name M’Sadoques translates to Big River Person (Gordon Day). Norm has
actively researching Wabanaki (People of the Dawn) heritage since 1990. He is a Native
Interpreter portraying 18th Century Abenaki since 1990. His main focus is on the French and
Indian War. He is a member of Eastern Woodland Alliance (18th Century Native re-enactment
group), Compagnie LeBeouf (F&I re-enactment group) and French Creek Living History
Association. Norm reproduces 18th Century material culture: Twined bags, Gourd containers,
Canoe paddle decoration and Wampum Belts. Norm is also an accomplished Wabanaki Singer
& Drummer. Click this Link to view Norm's Craft Work.
Please Note: The State of Vermont granted recognition to the Elnu Abenaki Tribe in Vermont ,on April 21, 2011.
*NEW* Katie Dye
Katie is an Elnu member who is one of our youngest artisans. She is a traditional Finger
weaver, who weaves Traditional style Sashes & leg ties, as well as being skilled in making
Traditional Abenaki Clothing. You can reach Katie by emali at firstname.lastname@example.org . Click
here to see pictures of Katie fingerweaving.