Nanci Ransom, Bear Clan, enjoys making baskets out of black ash splint and sweet grass. She began traditional basket making with her friends and mentors, Sheila Ransom and Debbie Cook-Jacobs. She's hoping to carry on the tradition to her grandchildren. She grew up on the Akwesasne Mohawk Reservation, in the village of St. Regis, Quebec.
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Sheila Kanieson Ransom, Wolf Clan of the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation has been making black ash and sweet grass baskets for more than 20 years. Sheila learned fancy basket making from her Godmother Mae Bigtree, a renowned basket maker. She also learned to make utility baskets from Henry Arquette, a master basket maker. An antique mold inspired Sheila to make a sewing basket that won first place at the 2005 Indian Village of the New York State Fair.
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I am a Mohawk basket maker from Akwesasne, bear clan. I make utility and fancy baskets from black ash splint and sweetgrass. I also enjoy collecting old baskets for inspiration and duplicating the old style weaves.
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