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Strawberry Fest brings visitors to Mohawk farm

Sharing the love of Indian traditions while enjoying first fruit of summer

Kanatsiohareke 19th Annual Strawberry Festival
Kanatsiohareke 19th Annual Strawberry Festival
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Raeanne Oakes stood in front of Jennifer Lee’s wigwam, a single black braid resting on her left shoulder. She smiled as she watched two of her boys learn to make bark baskets at the Kanatsiohareke Strawberry Festival on Sunday. Instructed by Lee, an artisan of Narragansett and Pequot descent, Daythan Benedict, 5 and Styles Benedict, 8, squatted on the grass and fingered thin strips of spruce root that were soaking in water and whittled away ...


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