Historically, a male Catawba's typical ceremonial garb consisted of a long-sleeved leather coat with fringe; long trousers; and a distinctive headdress consisting of a head band with large, erect eagle feathers. For uncountable generations, the Catawba had labored as both hunters and soldiers. I just drove the wagon, and they did the selling. Floyd Thomas is known for making donations around the area to help those in need. They only have an average delay of 18 seconds. The Catawba Indians of South Carolina. Large Chief's Head Pot Dovie Harris was often accompanied by Maggie Harris and her children: Aunt Dovie, well her name was Mary Harris, and Mama and Ruthie, Reola, Viola, and myself all went way out here towards Leslie and way down towards Bowater, back in that way trading pots several times. A final dampening of the pot allows the potter to polish it to a glass-like finish. I bet we made 15 or 20 miles that day. This year, [â¦] I just pitched it out. probably from about 1920), Round Wedding Vase with Loop Handle and Flanged Spouts I did not want any pottery, but the little girl looked so eager that someone would buy a pot that I took a small wedding jar from her. Isabelle George recalls offering smaller pieces, things she knew the students would find attractive and could afford (Isabelle George, interview, 1 March 1977, BC). For instance, Martha Jane Harris could expect regular sales in Van Wyck and Catawba Junction. effigies; Reola began signing pottery in about 1979, so this piece Bertha Harris also recalls her father, Moroni George, taking wagons full of pottery to Great Falls, a total of about 40 miles round trip. . Apsaras Arts, that trains and nurtures Indian dance forms is among the six winners of the inaugural âStewards of Singapore's Intangible Cultural Heritage Awardâ, conferred by the National Heritage Board (NHB), Singapore. I don't know if I was afraid I'd fall or not. One of our main goals is to educate the younger generation of women and train them to craft pottery so they can continue the ceramic tradition, which is a main source of income for the community. On the road to Spartanburg we sold in any small towns between here and there. It was out in the tool shed, and I got tired of seeing it there and tossed it out. Hernando de Soto, the Spanish explorer, made first contact with the Catawbas in 1540. Margaret Tolbert recalled that most of the pottery she bought was given to family members in Laurens, South Carolina (Margaret Tolbert, interview, 6 February 1977, BC). NOTE: The greenish tint on many pieces depicted on these pages is an artifact--the result of taking our photos outdoors under a canopy of green trees. Charleston's most discriminating cooks considered the traditional Catawba cooking pot as essential for certain dishes (Simms 1859). William (Buck) Canty spoke at the BYU Indian school graduation many times in the 1970s and toured with the Lamanite Generation in 1978. She knew I was tired. A Brief History. Bruce was at Oklahoma State University and Samantha was at â¦ Kintsugi is a form of art in which one repairs the broken piece of ceramic with a mixture of gold, silver or platinum. Univ. Lucinda Harris went out and sold with my grandma [Margaret Brown], and they would trade for flour and food. She laughed at me. One of our main goals is to educate the younger generation of women and train them to craft pottery so they can continue the ceramic tradition, which is a main source of income for the community. The farmer wanted to know why the dog was acting so odd and why he had not bitten one of them. She was a midwife and the whites would come and get her. They traveled by way of the rivers, but as roads were cut through from town to hamlet, the pragmatic Catawba took advantage of this new transportation system, and the potters set out on foot carrying their wares on their backs. The Catawba have probably always dealt in pottery. John Brown was the first to own a car. hollow base; signed "Catawba Indian" & undated), Four-hole Bowl Pipe Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History near York, South Carolina, lies just 15 straight-line miles from the Catawba River, so it seems likely our property was traversed in times past by Catawba Indians exploring its tributaries. NOTE: All Catawba Indian pottery pieces shown on this page are from the collection of Susan B. Hilton and are on permanent loan to Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History; we thank her for her willingness to share this historically significant resource and to allow display of pottery images on these pages. Margaret Brown often met the trains at Catawba Junction and sold pottery to passengers (Garfield Harris, interview, 15 April 1977, BC). . unsigned & undated; likely from the 1950s or earlier), Small "Apple" Bowl (Right: 2.75" x 3"; three-legged pot with handles; The woman insisted that I take a pot and would not take the food unless she paid with a pot. They also farmed and planted corn extensively in rich river bottomlands. Assuming this is true, Catawba pottery is likely the oldest North American art form in continuous use to the present day. . And she had a little girl with her. Other commodities included syrup (LeRoy Blue, interview, 21 April 1977, BC), peas, corn, beans, and cured meat (Wesley Harris, interview, 10 May 1977, BC). The folks on Route 31 knew her well. He's also depicted in the portrait below right wearing what may not be traditional Catawba Indian headgear. Catawba Indian pottery-making is still practiced today by accomplished master potters who are training a new generation to form these beautiful creations from Piedmont river clay. They would trade this pottery for clothing. And I said, "I guess so." The work of archaeologists complements the work of historians. Some of the most colorful tales date from the mid-nineteenth century. A member of the Juan Pardo expedition recorded a number of names of villages and peoples of the area as they traveled up the Edisto and Santee river complexes. The YMCA would buy from us and help us make sales too. Most Catawba potters sun-dry their pots before firing them outdoors in a pit or open fireplace. They were so confident of sales they did not carry food supplies. Univ. One of our main goals is to educate the younger generation of women and train them to craft pottery so they can continue the ceramic tradition, which is a main source of income for the community. (Ruth Meacham, interview, 12 February. They ensure that Catawba pottery will remain the oldest art form still produced in South Carolina." They were, however, willing to go great distances to sell their wares. Unfortunately, the Catawba methods of trade and land exploitation could not match European appetites for trade goods. Catawba Indian pottery is sometimes available through the tribe's headquarters east of Rock Hill SC, where there are also exhibits about Catawba history and culture (see map below). One local Fayette County man wasted no time in donating to the nonprofit. (5.75" x 5"; signed by Viola Robbins; 1997), Three Small Pieces (6.5" x 3.5"; unsigned & undated). (NOTE: Cherokee potters frequently use the same techniques employed by the Catawbas. Students who purchased Catawba pottery sent it to people throughout South Carolina as gifts for every occasion. The Catawba have probably always dealt in pottery. . I knew him good. Furthermore, what is represented as Catawba Indian pottery by sellers on eBay or other outlets sometimes isn't--an indication an unscrupulous seller may be trying to mislead potential buyers or, at best, simply hasn't done the proper research and makes unfounded or incorrect statements. ... is younger generation in v arious pottery making v illages. They would ring the bell and stand back and wait for someone to answer" (Anne Brock, interview, 19 April 1977, BC). At the end of the American Revolution, chronic unemployment set in for the men who had spent their time at war. She must have been very hungry. Office if Indian Rights Assn., Philadelphia. is not broken; the line represents reins. Note that Catawba INDIAN pottery should not be confused with Catawba VALLEY pottery from North Carolina; the latter is NOT Native American artwork. hand-formed bowl with rim etchings and very thin walls . Earl Robbins, son of Frank Robbins and Effie Harris Robbins, was undoubtedly the most famous and productive of all the male Catawba potters; he was especially known for his creative "oversized" pieces, including figurals. 2004. The Catawba Indians: People of the River. It is broken and I can't sell it." They spread blankets on the ground, arranged their wares, and waited for the students to make purchases (Reed 1959; Blumer and Harris 1988). The younger generation of Macanese entrepreneurs have been creating a new café coffee culture in the country. Well, we did. We only packed pottery. Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Helps the younger generation understand - See 11,838 traveler reviews, 3,016 candid photos, and great deals for Washington DC, DC, at Tripadvisor. (See photos of Benjamin P. Harris, above right; and, above that, a group of Catawbas at the S.C. Corn Exposition in 1913. . In addition to clothing, they offered finger rings, bracelets, shoes, and even brand new dresses. The Harris family followed an old pattern of operation; they knew the route. When they went pot trading, they were often gone for two or three days at a time. His father John Alonzo Canty was the first Branch President of the Gaffney area, and James Patterson, his grandfather was the first Branch President of the Catawba â¦ [We'd] just knock on doors and ask them if they'd like, if they had anything they'd like to trade for some pots or something or other like that. A bigger problem is the lack of young porcelain dealers or craftsmen. Leconte again reiterated the value of Federer in the sport. Bibliography of the Catawba. The number of tales such as this is sizeable. Ida Harris regularly swapped her pottery for groceries at Massey's Store in Van Wyck. 1957, daughter of Earl and Viola) perhaps the last notable one still making pottery.Fortunately, the clay-working tradition of the Catawba Indian Nation is being continued by a new generation of artisans, many of whom are children or grandchildren of the folks listed above. (Sallie Brown Gordon, the last native speaker of the Catawba language--a dialect of Eastern Siouxan--died in 1952.) Since overflow from Hilton Pond makes its way into Fishing Creek and eventually the Catawba River, we feel a natural affinity for the Catawba Indian Nation past and present. Sallie Wade declared that the students were usually broke. This so-called "green" pot is allowed to dry for a few days, after which the potter thins the walls and smooths inner and outer surfaces using tools that may have been passed down from her/his mother or grandma or great granny. For instance, Mary (Dovie) Harris, who died in 1969, peddled pottery for most of her life. As mentioned, John Lawson noted their eighteenth-century trade in pipes. 5/1/2015 0 Comments Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke. . . Lula Beck recalls that her grandmother, Margaret Brown, followed the same process. In fact, during those days, answering the door to peddlers was a common occurrence and was seldom noteworthy. Mama and Aunt Dovie done this. (Right: 3.75" x 2.75"; symmetrical two-handled vase with unusual The meal was measured right on the spot. Warren B. Sanders, 5/13/1996)(Center: 4" x 2.5"; vase; signed by Viola Robbins, 1995) The Cherokee and Catawba nations lived in adjacent territory for many centuries before the coming of Western civilization. They hunted Piedmont woodlands and prairies and fished in the river and its feeder streams. Catawba Valley Mississippian: Ceramics, Chronology, and Catawba Indians. The barter system also dominated Winthrop sales. . She would, however, go on to become a master potter and match her grandmother's skills. (2.5" x 4.5"; unusual design of a small bowl formed atop a They went on from there and found a swarm of bees, and grandma said that she wished that she could have the bees and take them home, but she had no way to get them. On occasion they traded a pot for enough money to catch a bus to Rock Hill (Jack Glasscock, interview, 3 February 1977, BC; Ruby Boyd, interview, 3 February 1977, BC). Georgia Harris recalls her grandmother's indignation: "I got enough rags at home. When they could, the Indians rode mules and wagons. (5" x 4"; reeds were placed in each of the four side holes and the smoke mixture was placed in the center of the bowl; unsigned & undated, but from the 1950s or earlier), Basket Stand When the pot deteriorated from the dampness and acidic soil, it was thrown away. Craig taught other potters in the Catawba Valley the hard-and-fast traditional methods he learned, occasioning a renewal of interest in pottery in the area when the outlook seemed bleak. Eventually she offered me this broken pot and said, "Please take this one. Trips that once took days could be made in hours (Edith Brown, interview, 21 April 1977, BC). This technique is believed to have been used by the Catawbas for up to 4,600 years and apparently pre-dates the work of more familiar pottery-making tribes in the Southwestern United States. (Center: 2.25" x 4.5"; bowl with scalloped lip; unsigned & undated, South Carolina Dept. They crossed the river at Cureton Ferry and got caught in a violent rainstorm. The Catawbas. He said that he would be the happiest if the Swiss managed to reach the top again. They went through Van Wyck walking from house to house. She often preferred corn meal, flour, or food over money (Lula Beck, interview, 22 March 1977, BC) and obtained virtually all of her groceries through this barter system. Cheraw Indians and the Catawba IIndians became incorporated By ann gallagher December 21, 2007 at 05:18:06. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 547 pp. We walked all that way across and came down to Catawba Junction. Before they could just go around in the area, when they could go in a wagon in a day's time and get back home. The Barbers, they bought pots. These smoothing implements--made of bone, shell, wood, or metal--are among the potter's most cherished possessions. B: No sir, it isn't. Doris Blue remembered the effect this purchase had on the Brown family's peddling efforts: "[John Brown's] wife made pottery all the time; and after he had his car, he would take her further to sell her pottery. A similar venture was recalled by Sallie Beck who accompanied her parents to Great Falls by wagon to peddle pottery. . "PEOPLE OF THE RIVER" While they waited for the waters to recede, they took shelter in an abandoned house (Richard Harris, interview, 14 April 1977, BC). Arzada Sanders returned to towns her family had not visited in decades (Arzada Sanders, interview, 25 January 1977, BC). Wade, which would be Florence Wade; 1993) Perhaps the Catawba Indian Nation's greatest lasting legacy is its pottery, made in simple, elegant style that is instantly recognizable. The Indians sold and bartered their wares until local needs were met, and then they moved on. The Catawba often talk of their grandparents' peddling experiences as well as their own. To obtain permission for use or for further assistance on accessing this Web site, contact the Webmaster. Doris Blue's family seldom purchased clothing but relied on bartering pottery to fulfill their clothing needs. She said, "No, not right now. Caveat emptor! The Blacksnake in Catawba Indian Art and Culture . When one considers how few pots could be carried on one's back, it is astonishing that the Indians would cover such distances to make a few pennies. Students and faculty came from every part of South Carolina, and most had never seen an Indian. I said, "Well, I hope we make it." Her education gave her advantages no one else in her family had ever dreamed possible. Phillip E. Porcher of St. Stephen's Parish left an account of early Ca-tawba peddling practices: "They would camp until a section was supplied, then move on, till finally Charleston was reached. Another Catawba, the first Lamanite Patriarch, William F Canty came from 5 families who moved west with the Migration in 1887. Grandma told me that they'd put the pottery on their backs and went on. The earlier the period, the wider the range of these wares. (11" x 9"; signed by Sara Ayers, undated; head detail below right). Jiangâs whole family has always been in the industry, but now three of her four children are in other industries. Scaife, H. L. 1896. When Europeans began settling in the Carolina Piedmont, the Catawbas remained friendly, but many succumbed over the years to "white man" diseases such as smallpox; by 1826 there were only about 110 true Catawbas left, some of whom moved elsewhere. Into the more recent period, as the Nation began to shrink and the Catawba population fell from thousands to below a hundred, the trade area diminished too, but never completely disappeared. After she burned her pipes and got them ready, we got Jesse to put us across [the river] right below her house, and we walked from there to Van Wyck. Pipes went for 15 cents each. They borrowed a wagon from another Indian and set out for Lancaster and Camden, a total of about 120 miles round trip. People knew her all over. Spending most of his time with the wheel in his professional life, the potter and the wheel make a good pair. . Pettus, L. 2005. Ain't time of day for one to come along." . (Left: 6" x 3"; heavily embossed bowl with handles; unsigned & undated) She was very tired and hungry. Fifty cents was a good price, but most of the time clothing was swapped (Arzada Sanders, interview, 25 January 1977, BC). The Cherokee Trade - Catawba Indian Pottery, Family Interaction - Catawba Indian Pottery, The Indian Circuit - Catawba Indian Pottery, The Catawba Potters - Catawba Indian Pottery, The Pipe Industry - Catawba Indian Pottery. A large party of Catawba, including Margaret Brown, John and Rachel Brown, their children and Henry Canty, and Fred Nelson Blue, went to Gastonia. Reprinted by AMS Press, New York, 91 pp. Tell me what you have of the Catawbas. Lots of time we would sell all before we reached Spartanburg. âHe makes us dreamâ- Henri Leconte on Roger Federer. A matched pair of loving cups brought a dollar. Catawba Texts. In modern times, some Catawba males have elected to wear Plains Indians war bonnets and turquoise jewelry during appearances, unfortunately ignoring their heritage and propagating to students and the public the stereotype that all Indian tribes and nations dressed alike. Although there are no longer any full-blooded Catawbas, the tribe's cultural history has been retained by 2,000 or so descendants now living on or near the current reservation at Rock Hill SC. . Earl died of Alzheimer's disease in March 2010, just two months after his wife Viola. Her pottery ranges in age from very recent to a few items that are nearly a century old; many are unsigned, but all are apparently authentic Catawba Indian pieces. Merrell, J. H. 1989. Primed with the names of a few Catawba pottersâbut no phone numbersâI find myself in a tiny town with the name of Catawba. It took two nights to go to Spartanburg. "Kpando Fesi Pottery was founded with 35 women in 1998 as an adult education group for women living in communities in the Volta region of Ghana. S: Well, we have mostly pottery. (updated 08/30/20), All text & photos © Hilton Pond Center; do not use or duplicate in any way. Univ. The youthful natives pranced and strutted with all their might, determined to keep the 6,000-year old Catawba heritage alive at this annual event on the banks of the Catawba River. Wedding Vase, Incised, with Short Loop Handle Just the women would go. âIn our industry,â says Kozak, âconventional training is kind of just the way we do things â butts in seats, 40 hours a week, sometimes up to two or three weeks. Jesse Harris also had fond recollections of his family traveling by wagon to Spartanburg to peddle pottery: When I was a boy, we went to Spartanburg in a wagon with a cover on it. Chelsea House Publishers, Philadelphia, 112 pp. Richard Harris had vivid recollections of a party that consisted of Sarah Jane Harris, Davis Ayers, and Fannie Harris. Production and sale of pottery is not a "new" phenomenon, as indicated by a circa 1910 postcard (above) from the Indian Nation near Rock Hill SC depicting Catawba potter Sarah Jane Ayers Harris and seven grandchildren. The long-term plan is to donate 50 percent of each monthâs profits to help further the artisansâ education, whether that means hosting classes on finance or helping them finish high school. . The history of their rela- She said, "Well, I brought her home, but she's about give out." I don't remember his name, but he sold sandwiches downtown, and he bought pipes from my mother—lots of pipes" (Ida Harris, interview, 7 April 1977, BC; Frances Wade, interview, 6 April 1977, BC). FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS) â 59News teamed up with Toys for Tots on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 at three different locations, including the Walmart in Fayetteville. by Sara Ayers; 1987), Large Arrowhead Pipe Artistic incising sometimes is applied on the outer surface of the pot (see leaf inscription on small pot below left). It was only natural that some people would try to take advantage and offer the Indians rags rather than usable garments. Rebecca Pitchers are quite artistic but not very functional for water-dipping because of the tall handle. . While peddling on foot was being abandoned by many Indians, the practice continued to survive into the mid-twentieth century through economic need and short-term hard luck. (Right: 3.5" x 2.75"; unsigned & undated, but a well-worn piece Another woman came [here] a number of years ago. (Left: 6" x 4.75"; pitcher; signed by Florence Wade, 1993) She said Polly Ottis went to a saloon, and the barman would give her a bottle of whiskey, not for the pottery but for the road" (Furman Harris, interview, 19 April 1977, BC). A new pot was easily obtained from the next Catawba peddler: Recently I had a large Catawba pot that I had kept a fern in. Catawba Indian Nation: Treasures in History. Well, Lucinda stuck her fist right down that dog's throat, right up past the wrist, and that dog backed up and went back to the house. 1908.) All rights reserved worldwide. . She said, "If you want to and you think you can walk it." While a perceptive and proud woman like Martha Jane Harris stubbornly followed her mother's footsteps, she was also aware that change was coming to the old peddling tradition. Trade in pottery saved the Nation from extinction. After flattening a clay lump to make a pot's bottom, the potter joins the ends of her first clay coil and adds it to the base. They brought them back home that way. Lucinda promptly took her slip off and caught the bees in it and gave them to grandma. Whenever we reached a place, we always went to the courthouse to get permission to sell. As more Catawba families purchased automobiles, they expanded their peddling activities. Alberta Ferrell sold her pottery through Bee's Book Store in Rock Hill (Alberta Ferrell, interview, 22 February 1977, BC). manufacture of pipes. ), Please scroll down for photos of other items in the Center's collection. Water is added, and the mixture is worked to the proper consistency. "I would get my groceries in Van Wyck from Mr. Massey. The generation gap is obvious in Georgia Harris's recollections of peddling pipes with Martha Jane Harris: I went with her one time, and I never will forget that as long as I live. In his book on The Catawbas (1989), James H. Merrell states: "The Catawba women who continue to make pottery using the traditional techniques are an on-going link with the tribe's past. After he got his car—why then they would venture out a little further and further from town" (Doris Blue, interview, 20 March 1980, BC). 1876-d. 1951; undated, likely from the 1930s or 1940s), Two-necked Round Wedding Vase with Loop Handle In years since, the Catawba population has stabilized and grown with a resurgence of interest in Catawba heritage. (5" x 2.5"; signed by Earl Robbins; 1991), Two Small Three-legged Pots with Handles He said their ware was decorated with colored sealing wax and was in great demand, for it was before the days of cheap tin and enamel ware" (Gregorie 1925). Rodgers reports he withdrew from further election in 2011 and was replaced by a new chief, Bill Harris, who is serving his third term and has announced his intention to retire in 2023. Nearly all the contemporary senior potters have peddled pottery by foot, wagon, or automobile. 1987. Glasscock allowed the Indians to swap groceries for pottery. You know that's a long walk. The Catawba potters draw from a peddling tradition with deep roots and excel at using their forefathers' bartering techniques when trading (Merrell 1989:31). The number of pieces into which it breaks tells how many children the couple will have. She said, "I'm going to go over to Van Wyck one day, and I think I'll come back by Catawba Junction," and I said, "Can I go with you?" During the Colonial period the Catawba sold their last Indian captives, took their last load of animal skins to Pine Tree Hill, and fought their last profitable war. Virtually all the tribe's mid-20th century master potters have passed on, with Margaret Robbins Tucker (photo below left; b. As Colonial settlements are explored and excavated, Catawba-style pottery is frequently unearthed throughout the Nation area. (Note that everyone pictured is wearing "white man" clothing quite unlike traditional Catawba garb.) Henry Canty drove his mother, Emma Brown, to such places as Chester, Great Falls, Fort Mill, and Rock Hill (Henry Canty, interview, 15 October 1984, BC). Sometimes we would build a fire and cook some bacon or ham, whatever we wanted. . In 1686, Bushnell visited a Virginia Indian village on the Rappahannock River. roadside trade; unsigned & undated; likely from the 1950s or earlier) An AZO symbol on the back of the card is dated 1927-40. And she said, "We will." I sat down in a chair. ( South of the Old Town, ten min by walk ), â +36 40 494949 , +36 72 215611 , email@example.com . For more than 50 years, the potters brought their wares to the gates of Winthrop College in Rock Hill. This "new generation" of indigenous potters includes, among others, such Catawbas as Monty Hawk Branham, Keith Brown, Edwin Campbell, Donald Harris, Billie Anne McKellar, Della Oxendine, Elizabeth Plyler, Brian Sanders, Caroleen Sanders, Cheryl Harris Sanders, Freddie Sanders, Marcus Sanders, and Margaret Tucker. (Left: 2.5" x 2.75"; bowl inscribed with leaves; signed by In time, these young potters sold their own work. In the early Colonial days they followed familiar river routes, then when roads were cut through the forests, they pragmatically used them, on foot or horseback. Not very long ago. Pottery Blog Bulldog Potters. Furman Harris visited the tourist shops in North Carolina (Furman Harris, interview, 3 March 1981, BC), and Willie Sanders recalled taking an old Model-T to Charlotte and peddling there (Willie Sanders, interview, 21 March 1983, BC). by Thomas J. Blumer, Ph.D. Blumer, T. J. I don't need no more rags" (Georgia Harris, interview, 20 October 1984, BC). Some are on their way to becoming Native American master potters in their own right. The attitudes of those who speak of them today may reflect how the Catawba felt as they set out on long peddling trips loaded down with pottery: Sarah Jane Harris made big pots, gypsy pots, big ones. Even earlier among the master artisans was Martha Jane Harris (1860-1936), grandmother of master potter Georgia Harris (1905-1997). Arcadia Publ., South Carolina, 128 pp. Leasing Away a Nation: The Legacy of Catawba Indian Land Leases. . NEWTON, N.C. â People are invited to take in visual arts, music and more from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 21 when the ninth annual ArtFEST comes to It has taken us a long time to get in the door" (Doris Blue, interview, 21 January 1977, BC). Under his stewardship the tribe was relieved of more than $13 million in debt owed the federal government. Mr. Harris is holding a bow and arrows and, in his right hand, what appears to be a Great Blue Heron with an arrow through its body.) He also specialized in making pipe molds sought after by other Catawbas wishing to make pipes. (6.75" x 3.5"; signed by Catawba potter Reola Harris 1921-1991, The Catawba Indian Nation of the Carolinas. (NOTE: The name "Rebecca Pitcher" has been used for at least 200 years and supposedly honors the Old Testament woman described in Genesis as coming to a well with a water jar on her shoulder. Martha Jane Harris and Margaret Harris would sleep in the wagon, and I slept on the ground. There wasn't no bridge down there then. During bad weather, they displayed their wares in a nearby passageway between buildings (Carrie Garrison, interview, 27 January 1977, BC). @ My compliments to Bryce Manz, "Oscale_Trains_Lover" to you OGR Forum members, for his great Article in OGR Magazine's Run 315 entitled, "A Young Hobbyist's Christmas Vision". Alabama Press, 240 pp. (Today there is actually a historical site at New Philadelphia called "Schoenbrunn Village.") I always paid the Indians in some way. Tea is no longer served in pots on trains, having been replaced by . âA lot of artisans there have gone to the U.S. because they couldnât make a living from pottery,â says Gallardo, who was trained in Tonolá. The Catawba potters draw from a peddling tradition with deep roots and excel at using their forefathers' bartering techniques when trading (Merrell 1989:31). The tribe of humble potters in rural Andhra Pradesh is on the verge of extinction. For a time, Earl Robbins sold his pottery at the Bureau of Indian Affairs Arts and Crafts Shops in Washington. 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