Abenaki Artistry
[Postponed] HopStop Family Show

Abenaki Artistry

with Roger and Vera Longtoe Sheehan
March 12, 2022

This event occurred as part of the 21/22 Youth & Families season. This is an archived view.

These HopStops have been postponed on account of inclement weather. We are working with the artists and our collaborators on another opportunity to share this work with you soon.

21/22 Youth & Families

Enter the world of Wabanaki myths and legends with storytelling and music by the Sagamo (Chief) of the Elnu Abenaki Tribe, Roger Longtoe Sheehan. Meanwhile, Vera Longtoe Sheehan, a museum educator and Director of the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association, shares her one-of-a-kind twined art that blends ancient and contemporary Wabanki culture. 

This event is free, but advance registration is required.

Presented in partnership with the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association.

Roger Longtoe Sheehan
Roger Longtoe Sheehan is a talented Abenaki artist, Native musician and educator.  He makes use of all of these talents in Abenaki Living History events. Having spent most of his life researching Woodland Indian history, he takes great joy in sharing it with others. Roger is also a soapstone pipe maker who gathers Vermont soapstone, carves animal effigy pipe bowls and hand widdles wooden pipe stems. He also carves wood burls and makes pre-contact style bone tools, 17th- and 18th-century style knives, war clubs and tomahawks. Roger has lectured, performed and done demonstrations at museums, historic sites and schools across the Northeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

Vera Longtoe Sheehan
Vera Longtoe Sheehan is an artist, educator and activist who has lectured and exhibited her work both nationally and internationally. For over 25 years, Vera has combined her Indigenous heritage, her knowledge of regional history, and a passion for artistic creation in offering programs for schools and museums. Her twined bags, baskets and textiles reside in museums and private collections and can be seen in films and literature. She is a Museum Educator at the Smithsonian: National Museum of the American Indian, the Director of the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association, and the Founder of the Abenaki Arts & Education Center. She also serves the community as an Executive Board Member for the Vermont Humanities Council, the Coalition for Ethnic Studies and Equity in Schools, and Act 1 Task Force examining education policy and curriculum standards.

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