Conversation Station

"They had a considerable amount of ash and we made baskets out of ash."Mali KeatingMeet
Mali Keating
Abenaki historian and storyteller

Mali Keating's family has roots in the
Connecticut River Valley that date back
to a time before European settlers
arrived in this land. Her family history
is emblematic of how the Abenaki
moved throughout their traditional
territory after the establishment of
the U.S. and Canadian border.








To begin your conversation, choose a question below and push the button to begin.

click here! After leaving Canada in the late nineteenth century, how did your family reestablish themselves in the Connecticut River Valley?

click here! What was life on the farm like?


Dedicated to the memory of Mali Keating.
Photograph copyright Martha Cooper, 1999, courtesy of the VFC.
Interview conducted by the Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury.

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