A Voice from the Eastern Door

Articles written by Neil Patterson

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  • The Fish

    Neil Patterson|Aug 4, 2011

    WRONG ANSWER The ease at which introduced species adapted to conditions in the New World would impress the settlers. Their answer to the decline in fish populations was obvious: stock new fish and that would supplement catches. Pacific salmon and Steelhead trout were brought in from the West, while hardy Brown Trout were imported to New York from Germany. In most inland lakes and rivers, these fish have successfully established natural breeding populations. However in many waters, fish populations depend solely on annual hatchery stockings....

  • The Fish

    Neil Patterson|Jul 28, 2011

    We turn our minds to all the Fish life in the water. They were instructed to cleanse and purify the water. They also give themselves to us as food. We are grateful that we can still find pure water. So, we turn now to the Fish and send our greetings and thanks. Now our minds are one. Long before contact with Europeans, the Haudenosaunee held an enormous influence over the Northeast. Haudenosaunee people used waters westward to the Great Mississippi, northward to Georgian Bay, southward to the Oh...