My name is Roger Longtoe Sheehan; my family and I are citizens of the El-Nu tribe of Abenaki. We are also members of Woodland Confederacy, a native living history organization. I have been participating in living history and research for 25 years. I create museum quality pieces of the 17th and 18th century arts and crafts of the eastern woodland natives. Examples would be knifes, hand carved stone effigy pipes, war clubs, hair roaches, silver broaches and earrings. I also create rattles, spears, tomahawks, noggins, moccasins, and many other native things of wood, metal and leather. I can also make things on request.
I am also available for presentations, demonstrations and lectures on the Eastern Woodland Peoples. My presentations can include: History, Storytelling, Singing and Drumming and basic 17th and 18th century living skills.
My wife Linda Longtoe, also known as, "Wampum Women," designs and makes wampum belts, wrist bands, necklaces, bracelets and earrings for over 25 years. She works with real Quahog, glass and mother of pearl wampum beads. Her work has been on display at the Institute of American Indian Studies and Johnson Hall (historic site). During the winter months, she also makes her own brain tan leather, which she uses to weave her belts. She also fingerweaves and does quillwork
Gitcee Oliwini! (Thank you)
Glass Wampum Belt by Linda Longtoe Sheehan