Monday, September 26, 2016

Sunday, September 25, 2016

War of 1812 reenactment, Glengarry Pioneer Village, 2016

Dunvegan, Ontario, Sept 24/25, 2016 - Recreation of a battle of the War of 1812 between American invaders, British, Canadian and Mohawk armed forces.




 Mohawk warrior explaining his regalia, trade silver and porcupine quill and beadwork.


 Clubbing to death a severely wounded American who would not have survived his wounds.


Other First Nations crafts, including wampum belts.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Frontenac 1932 Coupe

One of the few cars made by an entirely Canadian company, Dominion Motors, which took over production from Durant at the Leaside (now part of Toronto) plant. Owner said this runs on Esso 91 gas without needing additives.











Continental engine. Owner unsure if fan was original.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

My Edward Albee Moment

I'd asked Edward Albee when he appeared at U of Guelph in 1982 whether the relationship between Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe was as bad as it was shown in Miller's play "After the Fall".  He said "It was worse."

Monday, September 12, 2016

Akwesasne Powwow 2016




Theresa Cook shows how a black ash log becomes a basket or a hat.



 Sweetgrass (long stalks lower left) will be woven into baskets to give a nice smell.
The mold used for making the shape of the basket.

Flint knapping demonstration
Sassafras tea, made from the root - has a fruity taste