Mohawk Basket Acquired by NYS Museum


NYS Museum staff receiving basket for permanent collection. Front row L-R: Andrea Lain, Anthropology Collections Manager, Mohawk basketmaker Sheila Ransom, Lisa Anderson, Repatriation Coordinator. Back row L-R: Dr. Jonathan Lothrop, Curator of Archaeology, Dr. John Hart, Director, Research and Collections Division, Dr. Michael Lucas, Curator of Historical Archaeology. Photo by Deb Cook.

On Friday, July 18th, Sheila 'Kanieson' Ransom, Mohawk basket maker, delivered her fancy bird beak basket, made of sweetgrass and black ash splint, to the New York State Museum for the permanent Native American collection. The basket will also be fea...

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